Canberra Central Parklands Competition

Client: National Capital Authority
In February 2007, the NCA launched an international competition for a schematic master plan for the Canberra Central Parklands. Ecoscape entered with a radical scheme titled 'People's Place'.


Nowhere in Canberra is there a more pertinent location to reinvigorate the Walter Burley Griffin legacy than at the “People’s Place”. This landscape is caught up in the vortex of Ngunnawal land, Walter Burley Griffin’s National Triangle, Metropolitan parklands, ANZAC Reach, new and old Parliament, European gardens, water and wind. The expansion and contraction of these Australian cultural paradigms radiates force that contributes to the construction of place and space, myth and reality, work and play. The concept for the design is to insert human connection and comfort into this evolving national landscape so it becomes accepting and reflecting, capturing for a nation the notion of a people’s place whose energies will radiate and reassure.

Land Assessment & VIA | Master Planning


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