Architects and visionaries Walter Burley Griffin and Mahony Griffin never gave up. They came to Australia to create an ideal capital city for our young nation, but were thrown off the project, beaten by the bureaucracy.Already available is "Canberra's original design competition" (By Amanda Smith, ABC Radio, 27 June 2012):
Instead of heading home to Chicago, they turned their vast energy towards creating an ideal community on the shores of Sydney Harbour. That community was Castlecrag. During the 1920s and '30s it attracted an extraordinary group of people who pushed the boundaries in the arts, politics, the environment and spirituality.
By Design looks back at the process of selecting the plan for Canberra, won by Walter Burley Griffin. We look at the contenders as well as the winner.
Professor James Weirick, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of NSW, Sydney
President, Walter Burley Griffin Society
Professor Sheridan Burke, Adjunct Professor, University of Canberra
President, International Council on Monuments and sites (ICOMOS), International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage
David Headon, Advisor, Centenary of Canberra, Chief Minister’s Department, ACT Government
Cultural historian ...