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If a crane is a sign of progress then our
state is well and truly on its way to a
spectacular transformation. Between
all of the construction in the CBD and
constant road works throughout the streets of
Perth, it’s hard to visualize the new face of our
city. Then slowly, piece-by-piece, details emerge
and buildings take form, revealing an exciting
According to figures released by the Australian
Bureau of Statistics, Perth’s population grew by
2.5 per cent in 12 months to June 2014 – an extra
48,400. Even if that’s slowing down it’s no wonder
Perth is now seeing greater numbers and heights
in apartment and commercial developments.
I’m not going to write (rant) about the boom or
lack there of, the mining-industry slowing down
or the fact that commercial scene is thriving in
new developments, growth and design. I’m going
to allow this edition of Scoop Commercial building &
design speak for itself.
Read about the exciting developments of our
state in Design Update (p42) where a number of
key industry experts discuss everything from
the supporting public art, designing better
communities to future living trends. We touch
on innovative office design, smarter planning
and discover how baby boomers are embracing
In Project WA (p58) we profile some of the major
developments around Perth and WA – the sheer
scale and pace of these developments will amaze.
International designs (p94) features a range
of inspiring projects from around the world,
reminding us that we are a global city and need
to benchmark against the world’s best. They’re
inspiring and breathtaking.
Finally, we take an in-depth look at the local
and international designs and suppliers that hold
the future of our state in their hands in our Feature
profiles (p116). Meet the architects, designers,
developers, and suppliers of world-class materials
and everything from furniture to fencing.
Clare Ryan | editor
On the cover
The Markthal Rotterdam is the first enclosed
food market in the Netherlands. It contains 228
apartments, restaurants, cafes, retail units and
more. Read more about this project on p106.
MVRDV, www.mvrdv.com . Photography Davia
Scagliola and Stijn Brakkee.
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