Faculty of Architecture and Planning Building

Sponsor: University of Melbourne, Australia
Type: RfQ, International, Expression of Interest

An honorarium of AUS $50,000 will be paid to each entrant upon submission of their competition entry following their scheduled presentation. In addition, selected entrants not based in Melbourne will be given four return economy airfares and four nights’ accommodation to enable up to two members of the architectural team to attend the briefing and presentation sessions.


Expression of Interest
16th April 2009 – Final date for questions relating to EOI
1st May 2009 – Expression of Interest closes
29th May 2009 – Announcement of Respondents selected to undertake competition.

26th June 2009  – Site visit and briefing session competition Respondents
17th July 2009 – Final date for competition questions
04 August 2009 – Submission of Competition entries
05-06 August 2009 – Submission of Competition entries and Presentations to Jury

Carme Pinós – Architect
Peter Elliot – Architect
Glyn Davis AC (CHAIR) – Vice-Chancellor, University of Melbourne
Tom Kvan – Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Competition Advisor:
Chris White – Vice-Principal, Property and Campus Service, University of Melbourne

Project Scope:
The new building will consist of educational facilities for staff and students, with a total floor area of approximately 18,000m2. The budget for the new building will be approximately AU$90 million for construction and fitout, plus consultant fees; a major portion of this sum has been committed by the University with the balance of the funding currently being sought from Federal, State, and private sources. Construction is anticipated to commence in early 2011, with an anticipated completion date of 2013.

For information:
Website: www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/competition/index.html