Brutalist Belconnen – Constructing the Cameron Offices
Have you ever been curious about Modernist, Naturalist, Structuralist or Brutalist Architecture?
The ACT Heritage Library have launched a rare image collection of over 600 online digitised photographs documenting the construction of the internationally-renowned and award-winning Cameron Offices. Each image is accompanied by a site plan showing the positions they were taken from. The collection was donated by the family of the leading hand Keith White.
The Cameron Offices in Belconnen were designed by John Andrews, who is known as Australia’s most internationally significant architect as well as Australia’s first internationally recognised architect. The Cameron Offices is Canberra’s and possibly Australia’s only true architectural example of Structuralism, where buildings are integral and contributing elements of an overall urban order rather than separate and individual elements. The Cameron Offices were entered into the Australian Register of the National Estate, The World Register of Significant 20th century Australian Architecture as well as being recognized as part of the history of 20th century world architecture on a global scale.