National Emergency Services Memorial, Canberra

Anderson, C 2003, National Emergency Services Memorial, Canberra, (Creative Work : Design/architecture).

Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title National Emergency Services Memorial, Canberra
Author(s) Anderson, C
Year 2003
Type of work Design/architecture
Outlet Best Overal Project - Public Domain Awards, Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA),Australia
Medium Drawings; built work in precast concrete
Located on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin, ANZAC Parade, the National Emergency Services Memorial honours those who serve and have served in Australian emergency services. Its design negotiates between the history and symmetry of Anzac Parade and its memorials and the new open parkland setting for civilian memorials.

Designed by Aspect Studios Melbourne in collaboration with Charles Anderson and DCG Design, the memorial was developed through highly innovative design, modelling and manufacturing processes that had not previously been used in Australia. This innovation allowed the design team to create a much larger scaled memorial than traditional methods would have allowed. The entire memorial is made up of three ten-metre pre-cast concrete panels and exhibits no repetition of the frieze design.

The project has won several awards: in 2003 the Best Overall Project, CCAA Public Domain Awards and in 2004 the Year of the Built Environment Exemplar and the Merit Award for Design in Landscape Architecture, AILA. It features in publications including: Alejandro Bahamon, Ultimate Landscape Design, Spain, 2005, John Tuxworth (ed); The Canberra Times; National Precaster, No36, Dec2004; and Architecture Australia, Vol93 No5, Sept/Oct2004."
Subject Landscape Architecture
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