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Contemporary Architectural Developments in Australian Capital Territory: News
26 Oct 2016
Canberra Architecture News
The Margaret Whitlam Pavilion
Design: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
photograph : John Gollings
The Margaret Whitlam Pavilion, National Arboretum Canberra
The Margaret Whitlam Pavilion is an important facility for the multi award winning National Arboretum Canberra, related to the Visitor Centre and the spectrum of activities planned for the Araboretum.
20 May 2016
Architect of Parliament House in Canberra Dies
Romaldo “Aldo” Giurgola Dies in Canberra
Romaldo “Aldo” Giurgola was born in Rome, Italy, and died this week in Canberra, Australia, the site of his most famous building: the government complex surrounded by bermed earth that made it possible for visitors to walk on and around the building.
Giurgola moved to Canberra with his wife in the 1980s, when the building, Parliament House, was under construction. He became an Australian citizen in 2000, reports the Architectural Record.
Giurgola moved to Manhattan in 1949 to attend Columbia University. After founding an architecture practice with Ehrman Mitchell in Philadelphia, and becoming part of the loose-knit “Philadelpha school,” he returned to New York, where he taught at Columbia and expanded the design studio still known today as Mitchell|Giurgola Architects.
Partners Steve Goldberg and Paul Broches said they had retained Giurgola’s name given, in Broches’s words, “the significance it continues to carry in the profession.”
Canberra Architecture Competition
CAPITheticAL Design Contest
Walter Burley Griffin schematic of Canberra:
picture courtesy of National Library of Australia
CAPITheticAL Competition : Canberra Design Contest launched 23 May 2011
Capital city of Australia, nicknamed the Bush Capital
We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Canberra Building Developments, ACT. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
We cover completed Canberra buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the Australian Capital Territory. The focus is on contemporary ACT buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.
Major ACT Buildings, alphabetical:
ATO Headquarters – Australian Tax Office HQ, Canberra
Design: Cox Richardson Architects & Planners
picture from Cox
Australian Tax Office HQ in Canberra
The design of the Australian Tax Office Headquarters combines the civic character befitting a major government entity with a sensitive response to environmental and human concerns. This social agenda is addressed through visible environmental systems and the lightweight expression of the building skin, the warmth and tactility of materials, and the creation of an interactive workplace.
East Building, AWM
Design: Denton Corker Marshall Architects
High Court of Australia, Lake Burley Griffin
Design: Edwards Madigan Torzillo and Briggs
international competition, 1972 : 158 entries
Design: PTW Architects
picture from PTW
Kingston Foreshore Canberra
Edwards Madigan Torzillo and Briggs
National Gallery of Australia – Redevelopment Project
National Gallery of Australia
National Museum of Australia
Ashton Raggatt McDougall Architects
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Australian Architecture Designs – chronological list
Canberra – Australian Capital
Canberra chosen in 1908 for the location of the nation’s capital. Construction started in 1913 following an international contest for the city’s design, won by Chicago architects Walter Burley Griffin & Marion Mahony Griffin.
Buildings / photos for the Canberra Architecture – ACT Buildings page welcome