CENTRAL PARKLANDS

Canberra, ACT
In collaboration with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture and McGregor Westlake
Entry in International Competition

2007
A competition scheme for a new urban and landscape strategy for Canberra Central that builds on the existing order and underlying intent of the Griffin Plan to improve the access and connection from the city to the parklands. The project involves the integration of park and place by expressing the natural systems of landscape and settlement history. It seeks to unify the place of dwelling, work, recreation, traffic and landscape within Canberra by defining a visual link between the memorial places, the city centre and the residential areas beyond. The diversity of landscape enhances the importance of the Constitution Avenue and orientates itself around the lake, while opening itself up to small hides to create an active street life.