Sunday, June 30, 2013

On the Road | Canberra: Geometry & the City

Canberra celebrates in 2013 the centennial of the commencement of its construction, started in 1913: the site of the new capital of Australia was chosen between the two major Australian cities of Melbourne and Sydney.
The city planning follows the "garden city" model and was designed by the Chicago landscape architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin. An axis connects the Australian War Memorial with the Parliament House, with a series of framed view visually reinforcing the axis.

The visual axis connecting the War Memorial with the Parliament House

 The National Museum of Australia, in opposition of the geometric rigor of the Parliament House and urban planning presents a chaotic, disorganized yet vibrant organic free form arrangements

 The Black Mountain Tower