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Mid-Century Architecture

Visitors to Canberra are often surprised to learn that Canberra is a mecca of mid-century design, public art and architecture. If you know where to look (or you can get onto one of DESIGN Canberra’s fabulous tours), Canberra is a goldmine of mid-century gems from iconic buildings such as Roy Ground’s Shine Dome (1959) to experimental co-housing projects such as Wybalena Grove by Michael Dysart (1974), and fantastic public artworks like Ethos by Tom Bass (1961).

Join a DESIGN Canberra small group tour of iconic mid-century architecture. The program will be online and tickets on sale in September 2022.

Mid-Century Architecture
Munn's house in Aranda. Photo: Fran Tapia

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