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The latest updates regarding the competition and the project

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BIG NAMES VIE FOR MELBOURNE SOUTHBANK DEVELOPMENT
April 2018

Melbourne developer Beulah International has announced the six teams competing to design a $2 billion mixed-use development in Southbank on a site currently occupied by a BMW car dealership.

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BIG, OMA, AND MVRDV AMONG SHORTLISTED FIRMS FOR MELBOURNE LANDMARK COMPETITION
April 2018

The shortlist for a new landmark project in Melbourne has been announced, comprising award-winning global architects such as Bjarke Ingels GroupMVRDV, and OMA. For the “Southbank by Beulah” mixed-use development, the shortlisted architects will engage in a design competition working in collaboration with local Australian firms, each producing a design proposal for Melbourne’s BMW Southbank site.

 
 

The Jury

The competition organising committee has appointed a diverse panel of jury that consist of design professionals, business leaders , design academics and leaders in design media. Headed by Jill Garner, Victorian Government Architect, the jury will collective decide on the winning design.

 

JILL GARNER
Jury Chair, Victorian Government Architect

ADELENE TEH
Executive Director, Beulah International

JIAHENG CHAN
Managing Director, Beulah International

PROF. TOM KVAN
Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Melbourne

MARC-HEINRICH WERNER
CEO, BMW Australia

CAMERON BRUHN
Editorial Director, Architecture Media

 

 
 

The Jury

The competition organising committee has appointed a diverse panel of jury that consist of design professionals, business leaders , design academics and leaders in design media. Headed by Jill Garner, Victorian Government Architect, the jury will collective decide on the winning design.

 

JILL GARNER
Jury Chair
Victorian Government Architect , The Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA)
Co-founder, Garner Davis Architects

Jill Garner is a Victorian Government Architect, taking the role in 2015 following more than twenty years’ experience. She is the first woman to take this position which sees her advising the government on the direction of design in Melbourne and Victoria. She co-founded Garner Davis, an award-winning firm as well as having taught design at both RMIT University and the University of Melbourne. Jill is also a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.

 

PROF. TOM KVAN
Former Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Melbourne and Director, Australian Urban Research Information Network

Professor Thomas Kvan was until recently the University of Melbourne’s Pro-Vice Chancellor for Campus and Global Development and former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture. An expert in managing and applying design, he was the Founding Director at of Australian Urban Research Information Network (AURIN) and has practiced architecture across the globe. Playing a vital role in the campus development at the University of Melbourne, Professor Kvan continues to author books and deliver research on architecture.

 

JOHN GOLLINGS AM
Architectural Photographer, John Gollings Photography

John is an internationally renowned architectural photographer and has been capturing some of the world’s greatest masterpieces for over forty years. His photography includes contemporary Australian buildings as well as famous sites and temples in Asia. As the co-creative director at the Australian Pavilion of the 2010 Venice Biennale, John used 3D projection to look at current and future cities in Australia for the Now And When Exhibition. Holding a Master of Architecture, he is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and has played a large role in defining the way we see architecture.

 

MARC-HEINRICH WERNER
CEO, BMW Group Australia

Marc-Heinrich Werner is the Chief Executive Officer for BMW Group Australia, responsible for the overall strategic and operational market objectives for BMW, MINI and Motorrad in Australia in order to achieve a highly competitive position in the market place. Marc has more than 20 years of International BMW Group experience in a variety of sales, marketing and general management roles.

 

CAMERON BRUHN
Editorial Director, Architecture Media

Cameron has been the Editorial Director at Architecture Media for nine years. Architecture Media is responsible for publishing leading design publications include Architecture Australia, Houses Magazine and Artichoke, together with the respected online design news site, ArchitectureAU. The titles are endorsed by key professional bodies and encompasses residential, hospitality and interiors. Cameron’s extensive experience working with design media has exposed him to a broad spectrum of projects. He also holds a PHD in Architecture and Design as well as the title of Adjunct Associate Professor from the University of Queensland.

 

ADELENE TEH
Executive Director, Beulah International

Property is inherent to Adelene Teh, carrying a family history in the industry. Adelene has obtained a Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne and has worked in leading practices before founding Beulah International and dedicating her time to making the company a prominent award-winning property developer in Melbourne. Driving the vision at Beulah International, she is design and innovation focused, bringing her passion to every part of the development process to ensure Beulah is consistently pushing the boundaries and delivering unique, innovative projects that are anything but cookie cutter.

 

JIAHENG CHAN
Managing Director, Beulah International

As Beulah’s Managing Director, Jiaheng is responsible for leading the company and is heavily involved in business strategy. An integral part of the company’s growth to date, Jiaheng is continually lifting the bar in both quality and innovation within the industry to cement Beulah as a leading, award-winning developer. Known to dream big, he generates innovative ideas and concepts but most importantly, ensures they are delivered, including the 118 City Road site. He is passionate about building relationships and partnerships with industry innovators to create something extraordinary.