Australia university shortlisted for award

Award looks at completed world-class urban designs that transform old structures into useful modern buildings.

    For its role in turning a psychiatric hospital's heating and laundry room to a creative space for students, a university in Sydney is on the shortlist for 'Urban Design Project of the Year.'

    The award looks at completed world-class urban designs that transform old structures into useful modern buildings like the project in the University of Western Sydney.

    The World Architecture News will announce the winner this week.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.