City of design day fifteen – Enrico Taglietti

Thursday, 10 November 2023



Enrico Taglietti is widely recognised as an important architect and a leading practitioner of the late twentieth century organic style of architecture. Drawing on post-war Japanese architecture and Italian free form construction, Taglietti’s unique sculptural style emphasises clean lines and contrasting yet beautifully resolved proportions.

Taglietti designed many public and private buildings in Canberra, including the Italian Embassy, Dickson Library and the Australian War Memorial Annexe in Mitchell. In March 2007 Taglietti was awarded Australia’s most prestigious architecture prize—the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Gold Medal for Architecture. Born in Milan in 1926, he currently lives in Canberra.

Image: Australian War Memorial Annexe. Photo by Max Dupain via


City of design day fifteen - Enrico Taglietti