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December 10th, 2017

We are on the look out for fantastic project architects, graduates architects and urban designers to join our growing team.

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Jacksons on George competition won by Stewart Hollenstein

June 19th, 2017

Stewart Hollenstein have won the competition to redevelop Jacksons on George as part of the Lend Lease Circular Quay redevelopment. The development includes a new public plaza, community building and bike hub, and a new commercial tower designed by Foster + Partners. The project is currently in documentation and is expected to open in 2021.

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Stewart Hollenstein to create a strategic plan for Live/Work/Play neighbourhood in Western Sydney

October 4th, 2016

The Department of Planning and Environment have engaged Stewart Hollenstein to provide a masterplan and strategic vision for a live/work/play neighbourhood in North West Sydney. The rejuvenation of a natural habitat corridor sits at the centre of this vision, around which new community, employment and residential development will occur.


Stewart Hollenstein shortlisted in K2K Urban Design competition

August 5th, 2016

Stewart Hollenstein, JBA, Arcadia, Jess Scully and TTPP have been shortlisted as one of four teams to create a new vision for the future of Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres. The competition is organised by Randwick City Council. The four teams were chosen by an independent expert jury consisting of Malcolm Snow,Ben Hewett, Jennifer Neales, Kerry Clare and Tim Greer. The Mayor of Randwick Noel D’Souza said he is excited to see what the finalists will produce as they rethink the future of Kensington and Kingsford. “This won’t be an easy task as the four teams will need to respond to a brief that the community has helped to develop over the past four weeks. Our jury will be looking for innovation, creativity and sustainability."

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Stewart Hollenstein contribute 'Urban Provocations' to the Central Sydney Planning Strategy

July 14th, 2016

Stewart Hollenstein have assisted the City of Sydney in preparing a set of visualisations to capture the aims of the new Central Sydney Planning Strategy. The workincluded the design of a set of urban provocations for key public spaces and buildings within the city. The Central Sydney Planning Strategy is a 20-year growth strategy that updates successful urban planning strategies and introduces new approaches to manage today's environmental, social and economic challenges - the challenges of being a 'global city'.

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Stewart Hollenstein envision new Cultural Spine for Shanghai

June 27th, 2016

Stewart Hollenstein have unveiled a masterplan for the transformation of the North Bund in Shanghai. The proposal includes the creation of a 'People's Avenue' that connects a series of new cultural institutions, including a new market hall, city library, theatre, community centre, children's museum and a culture museum. The project was presented at the inaugural China Australia Urban Forum in Shanghai.

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Stewart Hollenstein to reinvent Broken Hill Library

June 22nd, 2016

Stewart Hollenstein are excited to announce that we are working with Broken Hill City Council on the reinvention of their city library and its relocation to the town's main street. The project will reinvigorate the main street and create a community living room for locals and tourists alike.

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Construction update: Green Square Library + Plaza

April 6th, 2016

Today we celebrated the excavation of Green Square Library and Plaza reaching full depth. The project sits at the heart of the new Green Square Town Centre and is scheduled for completion in early 2018

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A new Cinema for Queanbeyan

December 21st, 2015

Stewart Hollenstein, in association with Stewart Architecture have been engaged to develop a master plan and concept design for a new Cinema and mixed use development within the Morisset St car park in Queanbeyan, NSW Australia.

Queanbeyan Cinema


A Garden Library for Varna, Bulgaria

December 1st, 2015

Stewart Hollenstein unveils vision for a Garden Library in Varna, Bulgaria. The proposal envisions a set of landscaped terraces, each with its own unique and identifiable character and relationship to the outside. The project was awarded an honourable mention in the international design competition for a new regional library for Varna.

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Stewart Hollenstein presents at the Architecture by Hand and Mind Exhibition

October 19th, 2015

Stewart Hollenstein have been invited to exhibit and speak at the Architecture by Hand and Mind exhibition that celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Architecture program at the University of New South Wales. Matthias Hollenstein and Felicity Stewart will speak alongside Glenn Murcutt, Harry Stephens and Annie Tennant at the opening ceremony.

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Stewart Hollenstein launches new studio

October 1st, 2015

We are excited to announce we have moved into our new studio in Redfern. The larger space allows us to expand and undertake a broader range of work. Feel free to drop by and say hello at L1, 24-26 Botany Road, Waterloo.

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An Urban Beach for Western Sydney

April 5th, 2015

Stewart Hollenstein unveils vision for an urban beach for Fairfield City Council. The project aims to create an inclusive water play and adventure environment for various age groups that is framed by a continuous shade and seating zone. The project was completed in collaboration with Sue Barnsley Design

Prairiewood Water Park

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Construction update: Green Square library + Plaza

March 25th, 2015

Today marks an important milestone for the Green Square Library + Plaza project with the site handed over to the city of Sydney and allows construction to begin! The $40 million dollar library and plaza was won through an international design competition by Stewart Hollenstein.

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Lecture: Stewart Hollenstein, Work

March 25th, 2015

Matthias Hollenstein will give a lecture at the Interior and Spatial Design School at UTS. Matthias will present a range of projects from the studio giving particular focus on the relationship between their social aims and their means of representation.

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NSW Government Architect's Strategy and Design Excellence Scheme

January 22nd, 2015

Stewart Hollenstein has been prequalified in the NSW Government Architect's Strategy and Design Excellence Scheme. The Government Architect’s Office’s objective is to ensure the Government has the ability to make informed design decisions, through early engagement on projects, better project definition, scoping design and procurement. Assisting Government to deliver quality outcomes in the built environment. The Government Architect’s Strategy and Design Excellence Prequalification Scheme is focused on the delivery of strategic planning advice and design excellence, quality and innovation in the built environment.

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Stewart Hollenstein wins Downtown Q Competition

November 24th, 2014

Stewart Hollenstein, in association with Aspect Landscape and Stewart Architecture have won the downtown Q competition with their visionary proposal River Town. The proposal has the strategic potential to retain and enhance the best of Queanbeyan while facilitating essential future growth and diversification. Queens Bridge will be reinvented as an extension of Mainstreet that will serve to reconnect the city with the river while creating a major new symbol for the city and a new destination for visitors to Queanbeyan

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Project update: Green Square library + Plaza

July 22nd, 2014

Stewart Hollenstein and a team including Stewart Architecture, Hassell and ARUP have submitted the Development Application for Green Square Library and Plaza to council for approval. The design maximises the amount of public space by placing a large plaza over the library roof.

Green Square Library + Plaza

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Emerging Architect Prize

April 4th, 2014

Stewart Hollenstein has been nominated for the Australian Institute of Architect's Emerging Architect Prize. The Emerging Architect Prize recognises an individual emerging architect or emerging architectural collaboration’s contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement, which advances the profession’s role within the public arena.

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A Play Terrain for all

August 16th, 2013

Stewart Hollenstein has been shortlisted with its proposal for a moveable play terrain for the Fugitive Structures program at the Sherman Contemporary Arts Foundation. The proposal is made up of a set of play pieces carved from a large foam cube, creating an inviting and engaging back drop for a series of hosted events and informal gatherings.

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Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards

November 14th, 2013

Matthias Hollenstein and Felicity Stewart have been shortlisted in the Qantas spirit of youth Awards. The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA) is the leading award for Australia’s best emerging artists, designers, and creatives.


Transform Your City

June 6th, 2013

Felicity Stewart will present Green Square Library and Plaza and then join in a discussion with a panel including Rory Hyde, David sim and Andreas Dalgaard. The panel will discuss ways in which to understand and transform a city in the 21st century.

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Atlas of the Unbuilt World

June 6th, 2013

Stewart Hollenstein has been invited to exhibit at the British Council Exhibition, Atlas of the Unbuilt World, held at the Bartlett in London, UK. Atlas of the Unbuilt World will provide a snap-shot of the future of architecture hosting over 60 models, from nearly 40 countries. Designed by former Bartlett student, Pernilla Ohrstedt, the exhibition will showcase architectural models of future projects from around the globe by some of the most by exciting practices and emerging studios working today. The projects have been nominated by international experts including architects, academics and writers and representatives from London’s embassies and cultural institutes.

Atlas of the Unbuilt World


Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture

May 30th, 2013

Felicity Stewart will speak as part of the Parlour organised event; Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture.

If architecture was more inclusive would it also be in a stronger position? Parlour and the University of Melbourne invite you to participate in a day of discussion and debate about gender, agency and remaking the profession. Architecture is in the midst of substantial change. How architects define themselves, how practices operate, and the range of roles and types of work pursued – all is up for grabs.

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Q&A(RCHITECT) Round Table

May 14th, 2013

Matthias Hollenstein and Felicity Stewart took part in a round table discussion with fellow emerging architects including Penny Fuller, Amelia Holiday, Lucy Humphrey, Claire McCaughan and Joe Snell.

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Stewart Hollenstein wins the competition for Green Square Library and Plaza

February 26th, 2013

Stewart Hollenstein has won the competition for a new library and plaza at Green Square in Sydney. The scheme, which merges the library and plaza into an active terrain, was described by jury member Glenn Murcutt as "dynamite". Placing the plaza over the library maximises the amount of public space and allows for the maximum solar gain into the plaza and library below.

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An Urban Living Room for Green Square

October 23rd, 2012

Stewart Hollenstein have been shortlisted in the International Design Competition for a new Library and Plaza at the heart of Green Square Town Centre organised by the City of Sydney Council.

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Cobbler Caballero shortlisted for an Australian Interior Design Award

October 21st, 2011

Cobbler Caballero, designed by Stewart Hollenstein, has been shortlisted for an Australian Interior Design Award in the retail category. The design of the project included both company branding as well as interior fit out.

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