CAPITheticAL Winners & Media Kit

The winners of CAPITheticAL, the international competition to design a hypothetical Australian capital city, were announced last night (Thursday 14th March) in Canberra at the Gallery of Australian Design. A hundred years after the original call for design entries for Australia’s capital city, CAPITheticAL asked professional designers and students to imagine how an Australian national capital might look if created today. More than 1200 practitioners registered their interest and entries were received from 24 different countries.

Western Australian landscape architecture firm Ecoscape were awarded the first prize of $70,000 for its submission, The Northern Capital. Drawing on the need to address the issues of population growth; financial, political and economic development; environmental and climate concerns; farming and food production; and acknowledging Indigenous Australian culture, Ecoscape proposed a new northern capital situated on the shores of Lake Argyle in Western Australia.

The jury - Professor Barbara Norman (Chair), Professor Alastair Swayn, Councillor John McInerney, Dr Catherin Bull AM and Callum Morton - awarded first and second prize, a commendation and a student prize from the 20 shortlisted entries, which share in a prize pool of more than $100,000. Click here for a complete set of jury citations.

CAPITheticAL is a Centenary of Canberra project, proudly supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government and administered by the Australian Institute of Architects.

 

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JURY CITATONS
FIRST PRIZE
SECOND PRIZE
COMMENDATION
STUDENT PRIZE
THE JURY
EXHIBITION
EXHIBITION IMAGES
COMPETITION BACKGROUND
SUPPORTERS

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FIRST PRIZE
THE NORTHERN CAPITAL BY ECOSCAPE AUST PTY LTD
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SECOND PRIZE
SEDIMENTARY CITY CANBERRA BY BRIT ANDRESEN AND MARA FRANCIS
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COMMENDATION
MADE IN AUSTRALIA: THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIAN CITIES BY DR JULIAN BOLLETER AND PROFESSOR RICHARD WELLER of the AUSTRALIAN URBAN DESIGN RESEARCH CENTRE
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STUDENT PRIZE
PROTO:CAPITAL BY KATE DICKINSON AND ANNABEL KOECK
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THE JURY

PROFESSOR BARBARA NORMAN
Professor Barbara Norman is the Head of Discipline, Urban and Regional Planning and Foundation Chair, Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Canberra. She is Life Fellow and past national president, Planning Institute of Australia; Australian Centenary Medal Member, national Coastal and Climate Change Council Member, national stakeholder advisory group to the CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship and Deputy Chair, Regional Development Australia (ACT). Professor Norman is also the Co- director of Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF). She has extensive experience in the public sector at all levels of government including senior executive roles in the ACT Government. She has also run her own consultancy. Professor Norman advises the public and private sector in Australia and has strong international linkages within Asia, Europe and the United States. Her research interests include coastal planning; sustainable cities, urban and regional planning; climate change adaptation; coastal and urban governance. Professor Norman has a particular interest in coastal adaptation and regional planning in the context of sustainability and climate change and is also an author of a number of publications.

PROFESSOR ALASTAIR SWAYN
Professor Alastair Swayn is an Award-winning architect and the first appointed ACT Government Architect. He is recognised as a leading architect in the ACT and amongst the nation's leaders in sustainable design. Since 1981, Professor Swayn has been the Director in charge of Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn Pty Ltd Architects. Alastair Swayn is also an appointed Professorial Fellow at the University of Canberra.
Professor Swayn and his team have won multiple awards for an incredibly varied portfolio of works which include the Brindabella Business Park at Canberra Airport, the Australian Institute of Sport's visitor centre, grandstand and swimming hall, the CSIRO Discovery Centre at Black Mountain, Lake Ginninderra College and Bonython Primary School and the offices of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

COUNCILLOR JOHN MCINERNEY
John McInerney is an Architect and Town Planner with special interests in transport and heritage. He is a past National President of the Planning Institute of Australia, former Manager of Planning for the City of Sydney and City of Melbourne and the ACT Commissioner for Land and Planning 1997-2004. John is committed to overhauling city planning instruments, developing his concept of “Sydney a City of Villages” and implementing an integrated transport strategy with emphasis on light rail and pedestrian/bike paths.

DR CATHERIN BULL AM
Dr Catherin Bull, MLArch (Melbourne), DrDes (Harvard), AM FAILA MAICD is Emeritus Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Melbourne and Adjunct Professor at QUT. She has led national and international consultancies in landscape architecture and urban design, been a Commissioner in the Land and Environment Court of NSW and has been an academic for over 20 years, teaching, researching and supervising doctoral students, most recently as the Elisabeth Murdoch Professor of Landscape Architecture. She has published 2 books and over 50 papers in Australia and internationally.

As an advocate for better quality planning and design she chairs and serves on planning and design review panels and boards across Australia, advising government and industry on open space and urban design matters. She was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2009 in recognition of her contribution to landscape architecture and urban design.

CALLUM MORTON
Callum Morton studied Architecture and Urban Planning at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) before completing a BA in Fine Art at Victoria College Melbourne in 1988 and an MFA in Sculpture at RMIT in 1999.

He has been a lecturer and instructor at numerous institutions since 1996 including; The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in Los Angeles, Deakin University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, The University of Melbourne and The Victorian College of the Arts.

His work has been exhibited in solo shows at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles (1999), Tommy Lund Gallery, Copenhagen (2000), Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (2001, 2006, 2009), Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne (2002, 2006 and 2009), The National Gallery of Victoria @ Federation Square (2003),The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (2003), Gimpel Fils, London (2004), GOMA (2010) and at The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2005).

In 2007 Morton was one of three artists to represent Australia at the Venice Biennale. In 2009 he completed the pavilion Grotto for the Fundament Foundation in Tilburg, the Netherlands and he recently completed a major outdoor commission for the new premises of MUMA in Melbourne. In 2011 his work will be the subject of a retrospective at the Heide Museum of Modern Art.

COMPETITION AMBASSADOR

HIS EXCELLENCY MICHAEL BRYCE
AM AE KStJ B Arch (Qld) Hon. DUniv (Canb and Qld) LFRAIA LFDIA FRSA Adjunct Professor

Michael Bryce is an architect and designer acknowledged in Australia and overseas for his distinguished work in graphic, urban and environmental design. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the Universities of Queensland and Canberra and is presently Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Design at the University of Canberra.

Michael Byce has been awarded Life Fellowships of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and the Design Institute of Australia and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has been described by Indesign Magazine as a design “luminary” and a design “catalyst”. In 2006, he was inducted into the Australian Design Hall of Fame.

CENTENARY OF CANBERRA
All Australians have a link with their nation’s capital, but we’re sometimes guilty of taking it for granted. 2013 presents an ideal opportunity to get closer to Canberra, both the city itself and its national and symbolic roles. In 2013, we celebrate 100 years since Lady Denman, wife of then Governor-General Lord Denman, stood upon the newly laid Foundation Stones and announced that the name of the new Australian capital would be Canberra.
The year-long program will include new and exciting projects, but equally it will showcase the very best of what’s already happening in Canberra each year–the people, the places, the events that contribute to Canberra’s role in our national story.
The Centenary of Canberra celebrates the history and heritage of one of the most enduring planned cities in the world and at the same time highlights its lively present and bright future. To find out more visit www.canberra100.com.au.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Robyn Archer AO is a singer, writer, artistic director and public advocate of the arts. She is currently Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra (2013) and Artistic Director of The Light in Winter (Federation Square, Melbourne). Robyn’s concerts in 2011 included Augsburg, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney. She is involved in the European Festivals Association’s Atelier mentoring program (Varna, Bulgaria 2010, Singapore and Izmir 2011, Ljubliana 2012). Her most recent public speeches are published under the title Detritus ( UWA Press) and in 2012 she has delivered a National Press Club Address ( Canberra) ,will give the Memorial Arthur Boyd Lecture (London, October) and take part in Singspore’s ConversAsians (May). In 2011 she devised the program for the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture (Melbourne). Robyn Archer is an Officer of the Order of Australia, Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), Officer of the Crown (Belgium) and holds honorary doctorates from Flinders University (SA), and the Universities of Sydney and Canberra. She has been awarded the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch ABAF Award for Cultural Leadership, the International Society of Performing Arts’ International Citation of Merit, is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra and Chair of the Arts Advisory Board of the Adelaide College of the Arts. Robyn is an Ambassador for the 2012 National year of Reading, the International Women’s Development Agency and the Adelaide Football Club. She is Patron of The Australian Arts Orchestra (Melbourne), Brink Theatre Productions (Adelaide), and the Australian Script Centre (Hobart). The Arts Law Society (Sydney) and the Institute of Postcolonial Studies (Melbourne). You can find more details at the depArcher lounge www.robynarcher.com.au.

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EXHIBITION IMAGES
The CAPITheticAL exhibition will be on display at the Gallery of Australian Design until 11th May. Click on the images fo high resolution versions.

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CAPITheticAL is a Centenary of Canberra project, proudly supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government, and Administered by the Australian Institute of Architects.