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MSD Graduate pips Bjarke Ingels group for Holcim award

University of Melbourne PhD graduate and Honorary Senior Fellow Dr Milinda Pathiraja was awarded the US$100,000 Silver Award at the 2015 Global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction for a community library project that aims to reintegrate ex-soldiers into postwar Sri Lanka.

Announced on 20 April in Zurich, Switzerland, the 2015 awards recognised three projects that demonstrated architectural interventions with tangible benefits for their respective local communities.

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Sustainable theatre hits the world stage

PhD candidate Tanja Beer, who has been invited to exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial

Melbourne School of Design student Tanja Beer has garnered worldwide attention with her PhD project, The Living Stage, which will exhibit at the prestigious Prague Quadrennial and the V & A Museum in London later this year.

The Living Stage is part of her PhD project that examines the latest ideas on positive impact, and explores how they can be applied to theatre. Sustainability in the stage design field is relatively unchartered territory, and Tanja’s work is drawing global attention.

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Climate is Culture

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Have you registered yet?  Tomorrow's free public lecture by David Buckland will narrate 14 years of Cape Farewell's ambition to place climate change centre stage.
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Students build shelter with remote indigenous communities

MSD Masters of Architecture students working in Amoonguna, NT

On the 21st of April, MSD's Masters of Architecture students unveiled the results of a two week studio-intensive in the remote communities of Amoonguna and Areyonga, NT. Led by Bower Studio Director Dr David O'Brien, the students worked with the local members of the community to create infrastructure including a bus shelter and taxi waiting stand.

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