King’s Square Architectural Competition

Sponsor: City of Fremantle

Type: Open, international, 2 stage

Location: Fremantle, West Australia

Languages: English

Eligiblity: Stage 1 of the competition is open to all architects registered in Australia. Overseas competitors must have at least one Australian registered architect in their team. Registration will be checked against state records.

Stage 1 Registration Deadline: 10 September 2013

Stage 1 Submission Deadline: 25 September 2013

Entrance Fees: None

Awards: Honoraria of $20,000 each shall be made to three short listed entries to help them to complete the requirements of Stage 2. The winner shall of Stage 2, upon the determination of the City, be offered a commission on a percentage
fee basis.


Ms Shelley Penn – Immediate Past National President. Australian Institute of Architects. Jury Chair
Mr Dominic Snellgrove – Partner CCN Architects. Member, City of Fremantle Design Advisory Committee
Ms Melinda Payne – Associate to the West Australian Government Architect. Member, City of Fremantle Design Advisory Committee
Cr Andrew Sullivan – City of Fremantle Planning Committee Chair. Architect. Representing the Mayor of the City of Fremantle
Mr Alan Kelsall – City of Fremantle Heritage Co-ordinator. Architect. Representing the City of Fremantle CEO

Design Challenge:

This competition is for the design of a new building comprising, civic chamber, offices, public library and visitor/tourist centre and community services for the City of Fremantle and for the urban design of Kings Square in which the building will sit.

The development will be part of the wider Kings Square Project which is being undertaken by the
City of Fremantle and Sirona Capital (owner of the adjacent former Myer property) with the key
objective to create a civic, retail, commercial and community hub that is a vibrant, active and
safe place for all users and reflects Kings Square’s unique place at the heart of Fremantle. The
Kings Square Project also includes new commercial buildings and upgraded public spaces and
therefore it will be important that the City’s new building is well integrated into the overall
setting. As new urban edges will be created on both Newman Court to the east and William Street to the south, the street conditions should be included in design concepts.

The competition is of great public significance to Fremantle. Kings Square is a unique site that
includes the heritage listed Town Hall and St John’s Church, and the existing Council offices.
Fremantle will profit from the public interest the competition will generate and from the wide degree of design investigation that this competition will bring.

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