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BUILDING
 
 
Parliament House
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DESIGNER
 
 
Mitchell Giurgola and Thorp
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CONTEXT
 
Location
Mitchell Giurgola and Thorp, Romaldo Giurgola, Richard Thorp, Parliament House, Canberra, Australia
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Oceania
Nation
Australia
Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Town
Canberra
District
South Canberra
Address
Capital Hill
 
 
Website
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Public buildings
Government buildings

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
Landscape architecture
Private parks

TOWN PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Urban design and urban renovation
Other areas
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1980     project winner of competition
Realisation
1981 - 1988
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AWARDS
 
2013
National Enduring Architecture Award

Jury comment:

Mitchell Giurgola and Thorp “demonstrated the power of architecture to respond to significant purpose with the best materials and craftsmanship of Australia, creating a significant place representative of who we are as a nation.”
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Suzie Attiwill, "Anne Zahalka's portrait of a building", Architecture Australia 6/2014, november 2014, pp. 26-28
Kenneth Frampton, "Parliament House in Canberra", A+U. Architecture and Urbanisme 224, may 1989, pp. 11-34
John Morris Dixon, Jim Murphy, "Capital Hill", Progressive Architecture 8/1988, august 1988, pp. 65-105
Philip Goad, "A letter from Australia. Reassessing the democratic ideal", Architectural Record 8/1988, july 1988, pp. 49-57
Roger Johnson, "Canberra's new Parliament House and its landscape design", Landscape Australia 2/1988, may 1988, pp. 121-131
Grant Marani, Anne Rieselbach, "Parliament House update", Progressive Architecture 8/1987, august 1987, pp. 80-85
Jennifer Taylor, "New Parliament House,Canberra", Architecture Australia 2/1987, march 1987, pp. 52-67
Mitchell Giurgola and Thorp, "Parliament House", Architecture Australia 6/1983, november 1983, pp. 44-63
"The new Parliament Building", Landscape Australia 3/1982, august 1982, pp. 216-217
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CLIENT
 
 
Parliament House Construction Authority
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AMOUNT
 
 
AU$ 1.100.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 250,000
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CREDITS
 
 
Photo by Patty Jansen


Mitchell Giurgola and Thorp, Romaldo Giurgola, Richard Thorp, Parliament House, Canberra, Australia



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