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Lucy Irvine at Canberra Airport. Photo: 5 Foot Photography.
Lucy Irvine at Canberra Airport. Photo: 5 Foot Photography.

Canberra Airport and public art

DESIGN Canberra is thrilled to welcome Canberra Airport as a valued platinum partner for 2019.

Canberra Airport is the largest, privately-funded piece of public infrastructure ever built in Canberra. It is recognised both nationally and internationally as an innovative, visionary and iconic gateway to our Nation’s Capital, making it an ideal partner for the festival.

Designed to be both beautiful and easily navigated, the built architecture has striking contemporary features and subtle details that include the geometry of the elevated road, which is based on the width of Ainslie Avenue from Walter Burley Griffin’s original design for Canberra. The terminal foyer draws travellers through the building while eight public artworks provide another layer of visual depth with the goal of further enhancing customer experience and sharing the Snow family’s passion for public art.