St Patrick’s Guildford student design Sydney’s next great building

2019 Space Museum


Year six student wins Luna Park trip in Bradfield Oration contest to design Sydney’s next great building


Hundreds of NSW primary school children entered The Daily Telegraph’s competition to design Sydney’s next great building but Angelina El Malouf’s observatory and space museum was out of this world.

2019 Space Design
Angelina El Maalouf’s winning design for a space museum and observatory in Darling Harbour won her class a trip to Luna Park.


Sitting down to create Sydney’s next great building, Angelina El Maalouf decided it needed to be something out of this world.

The Year 6 student from St Patrick’s Primary School Guildford wanted to build a space museum and observatory so “more research could be done to find another planet that is suitable for us to live in”.

Angelina, and a number of her fellow students, submitted their ideas after the The Daily Telegraph called out to NSW public school students to design Sydney’s next great building.

Her design was chosen as the best among hundreds of entries from students around the state.

Judging the entries, Sydney University architecture student and 2019 Bradfield Scholarship finalist Olivia D’souza said a new observatory in Darling Harbour combining craft facilities for kids and space research was a great idea – especially coming in the wake of Australia launching its space program last year.

“The device for moving between floors is an excellent design proposal,” Ms D’souza said.