Design Canberra Festival Design Canberra Festival

Free event

Lunchtime Design walking tour

Expressions of twentieth century civic design

Deepen your understanding of Canberra’s unique design identity as the DESIGN Canberra architecture experts share some of the stories behind architectural treasures in the CBD.

Architecture is a political art because it crystallizes the public realm and shared social values. Walk to City West with architect and urbanist Bronwen Jones and discover how Griffin’s ideal of ‘liberality in public space’ was realised in the 1960’s with elegant formal squares flanked by Post-War International Style commercial and public buildings.

Featured Buildings and Places:

  • Law Courts of the ACT
  • Reserve Bank Building
  • Former ES&A | ANZ Bank
  • Hobart Place

Meet at Ethos, Civic Square.

Free. Bookings essential.

Selected Civic Square festival programs have been made possible with support from the ACT Government under the City Renewal Authority’s City Grants program.

Lunchtime Design walking tour
Tue 12 Nov 2019
12:30 – 13:30
Free event
Darwin Place. 1971. Photo: National Archives of Australia.
Darwin Place. 1971. Photo: National Archives of Australia.