Federation Place

Canberra, Australia – National Competition Winner 2002 [1]


An architectural intervention to the heart of Canberra City, generating a dynamic civic space that re-stitches a vital urban fabric divided by arterial traffic. A suspended glass atrium provides cover for exhibitions, concerts and markets, while museums and cafés are suspended overhead. The long span structure extends over the urban grid forming a pedestrian way to the city's central urban park. Below plaza level, public car parking anticipates the long-term strategic development for a traffic tunnel system and commuter transport station. Upper level courtyards reactivate the neighbouring historic buildings. The design won the ACT Government's National Design Competition for the Centenary of Federation in 2002. The project remains unrealised.

1. Joint Winner with James Jones.

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