Australian Parliament Buildings, Design Competition, Canberra - 1979
Client: Government of Australia
Building type: Culture/Recreation, Offices
The Government of Australia decided to select architects to design a new Parliament House by means of a two-stage competition. We began by analyzing and synthesizing the requirements contained in the two–volume conditions for the competition. Our investigations included a review of similar buildings elsewhere in the world as well as a detailed examination of the site. Our design was documented to provide descriptions on form, structure, finish, planning, circulation, flexibility, chambers, site, roads, services, and cost. Drawings included a site plan, floor plans for each level, and selected perspectives. Cost to construct the required 60 000 square metres was estimated at $122.5 million. Our team was one of three selected to complete the second stage. Completed in 1979.