NGV Architecture Commission Shortlist Revealed


The National Gallery of Victoria has unveiled the 2019 shortlist for teams in contention to design the 2019 Architecture Commission.

The shortlisted teams will now compete for the opportunity to activate activate the Grollo Equiset Garden at NGV International with an engaging temporary structure or installation.

The annual competition, in its fifth year, invites architects to participate in an open and anonymous design competition for the commission.

Melbourne firm Muir Architecture and landscape architecture studio Openwork were selected as last year's competition winners, with their winning proposal entitled Doubleground, for "promoting the positive relationship between architecture, landscape and civic space".

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Muir Architecture's 2018 installation.
Muir Architecture's 2018 installation.

“The NGV Architecture Commission Competition creates opportunities to realise works of architecture that enable good ideas to become a reality,” NGV senior curator Ewan McEoin said.

“The competition creates new ways for architecture to engage with people, crafting opportunities for broad audiences to experience first-hand the ideas of architecture as something with which they can interact, participate, examine, communicate, think and feel.”

The competition jury reviewed 100 submissions and selected five site-specific, low-impact design proposals.

The 2019 shortlist:

  • Alter Atlas Architecture

  • Aspect Studios and Trias

  • Edition Office and Yhonnie Scarce

  • Lee Yang Yang and Louise Allen

  • Ursula Chandler Architects and Marko Radosavljevic

The five shortlisted submissions will be further developed and refined for presentation to the competition jury.

The shortlisted teams will then present their proposals in a public event as part of Melbourne Design Week at the end of March.

The 2019 NGV Architecture Commission will be installed from November 2019 to April 2020.

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