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26 Oct 2016

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The Margaret Whitlam Pavilion
Design: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
The Margaret Whitlam Pavilion
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.

Parliament House
Date built: 1988
Design: Romaldo Giurgola, architect
Parliament House Canberra building
photograph © Steven Powell

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.”

http://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/11690-architects-remember-romaldo-giurgola

Canberra Architecture Competition

CAPITheticAL Design Contest
Walter Burley Griffin schematic of Canberra:
Parliament House 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

Canberra Architecture

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
2007
Design: Cox Richardson Architects & Planners
ATO Headquarters
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
1975-80
Design: Edwards Madigan Torzillo and Briggs
international competition, 1972 : 158 entries

Kingston Foreshore
2007
Design: PTW Architects
Kingston Foreshore Canberra
picture from PTW

Kingston Foreshore Canberra

National Gallery

Edwards Madigan Torzillo and Briggs

National Gallery of Australia – Redevelopment Project
2008
PTW Architects
National Gallery of Australia

National Museum of Australia

Ashton Raggatt McDougall Architects

Parliament House
1988
Romaldo Giurgola
Parliament House Canberra
picture © Steven Powell, 2010

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