Technogym
Technogym
Technogym

Beijing architects win competition to reimagine heart of Ryde, Australia

The Beijing Institute of Architectural Design has won an international competition with its vision for a new regional gateway for culture and commerce in Ryde, Australia.

The Design Our Ryde contest has been an eight-month search for ideas to revamp the city’s Civic Hub Precinct – located on a prominent ridgeline outside of Sydney, with views of the surrounding Blue Mountains.

The hub is the current location of the local government’s headquarters, which could be relocated soon, and city planners want to add a new venue that better connects the site with the rest of Ryde.

Judges assessed submissions from 175 studios from 47 countries. A final shortlist was compiled in May, and the team from China was announced as the final winner on 8 August.

The successful design imagines a singular, green-roofed form which would house an outdoor theatre, cafe, upgraded library and Funland play area for children. Sustainable features such as natural ventilation, rainwater collection and extensive landscaping would all be included.

In their summary, the judges praised the design as “a realistic and well considered concept that demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the urban context,” adding that it “represents an opportunity for positive change and enhances and nourishes the notion of the garden suburb and has a character that is uniquely Ryde.”

The Beijing Institute of Architectural Design has won a AUS$150,000 first prize. It’s scheme will now be considered for feasibility and used as a starting point in discussions over the site’s future.

City of Ryde  architecture competition  Australia  civic hub  Beijing Institute of Architectural Design  design 
Related stories
16 May 2016

City of Ryde reveals final shortlist in architecture competition to create new leisure and cultural gateway

08 Feb 2016

Architecture competition launched to create new cultural gateway for Australia's City of Ryde

The Beijing Institute of Architectural Design has won an international competition with its vision for a new regional gateway for culture and commerce in Ryde, Australia. The Design Our Ryde contest has been an eight-month search for ideas to revamp the city’s Civic Hub Precinct – located on a prominent ridgeline outside of Sydney, with views of the surrounding Blue Mountains. The hub is the current location of the local
CLD,PRO,ARC,DES,DEV
The successful design imagines a singular, green-roofed form which would house an outdoor theatre, cafe, upgraded library and Funland play area / City of Ryde
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7784     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7784     
 
 
 
featured supplier
Featured Supplier: CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo Americas in Miami, Florida, the region’s only event dedicated to cruise ship interior design.
company profile
Company profile: Barr + Wray Ltd
Founded in 1959, Barr + Wray is recognised as a world-leading provider of spa design, engineering and pool & spa equipment.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
This unnamed project in Vietnam will focus on both education and health
"Wellness real estate makes up about 1.5% of the total annual global construction market"

Research by the Global Wellness Institute valued wellness real estate at US$134bn in 2017 and growing. The research authors outline the implications

Wellness kitchen
"I’ve used my own life as a living lab to study the hurdles from a busy career mom’s perspective"

Veronica Schreibeis Smith couldn’t find a kitchen which worked for her plant-based diet, so she invented the wellness kitchen

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
features
The book was published in 2019 by RIBA Publishing
Elina Grigoriou
"Temperature, noise level and colour affect our stress levels. As designers we should be asking ourselves, how do these things match up?"

The London-based interior designer and wellness expert hopes her new book will help readers understand how to design with wellbeing in mind

Houston’s Memorial Park is being restored following hurricane damage
Thomas Woltz
"I am very proud of stewarding the largest public space to be built in Manhattan in a century"

The Wall Street Journal’s Design Innovator of the Year on designing the gardens at Hudson Yards and looking to the Native Americans for ideas on how to create a resilient future

Greenery has a cleansing effect on the mind, says Pearson
"It’s a public space that’s managed very beautifully and has a strong message of sustainability"

It’s a huge source of sadness that the Garden Bridge became as political as it did, says the project’s landscape designer

features
"Looking back, local people knew how to live among the forest, using knowledge and resources to benefit their wellbeing"

Phuket’s entrepreneurial Somnam family decided they wanted to create a resort with a difference for the island Keemala was the result

Krystall Hotel is designed to allow guests to view the Northern lights from their rooms
Architect Koen Olthuis
"I mean flexibility on a larger scale, where cities and urban planners are able to move a complete neighbourhood half a mile"

Architect Koen Olthuis says floating buildings will change the world

A temporary pavilion by SHoP led to the Barclay Center in Brooklyn
"Architecture is finally sloughing off its obsession with eternity"

Celebrating ephemeral architecture

cladkit product news
Eco Resort Network conference to convene in Mauritius this May
The event will be hosted in the Mauritius in 2024
Megan Whitby
Hospitality industry event Eco Resort Network is set to take place at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Turtle Bay, Mauritius, from ...
Jaffe Holden helps bring Academy Museum of Motion Pictures alive
Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics for the Academy Museum
Magali Robathan
Acoustical consulting firm Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics and audio/video design services for the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion ...
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Magali Robathan
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change ...
cladkit product news
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
The furniture collection draws on absolute geometries, pure lines, neutral colours and strong references to nature
Megan Whitby
Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto ...
Koto Design introduces wood-fired hot tub
Koto is known for crafting modular, energy-neutral cabins and homes
Katie Barnes
A striking wood-fired hot tub has been unveiled by Koto, an architecture and design studio which has a passion for ...
Mather & Co and ITV unite to create Coronation Street Experience
Mather & Co has transformed the visitor centre into the ultimate haven for ardent Coronation Street viewers
Magali Robathan
Experience designers, Mather & Co, have orchestrated a remarkable collaboration with ITV to unveil the new Coronation Street Experience, a ...
cladkit product news
Alberto Apostoli and Newform collaborate to launch the A.Zeta showerhead
The showerhead offers two modes; rainfall or waterfall
Megan Whitby
Italian architect Alberto Apostoli has renewed his partnership with Newform – an Italian wellness company – and designed A.Zeta. A.Zeta ...
Siminetti unveils iridescent decorative panelling range inspired by plants
The Clematis design
Megan Whitby
The Botanicals is Siminetti’s newest Mother of Pearl decorative panelling collection, inspired by the distinctive patterns found in botany and ...
Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
The new lock model allows facilities and building managers to create and manage access via an app or online portal
Megan Whitby
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates
Technogym
Technogym