Last week, the University of Canberra and Canberra Centre opened their exhibit featuring 12 designs for a new bus shelter on Ainslie Avenue. Situated on the glass floor on Level 1 of the Canberra Centre, the display celebrates the work of second year architecture students from the University of Canberra. The works on display are a collection of responses to the design brief of creating an innovative bus shelter for a hypothetical new bus stop, re-imagining the iconic Canberran concrete bus shelter.
The University of Canberra’s Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design Professor Jason Bainbridge welcomes this collaboration with the Canberra Centre, and the industry exposure it has given to his students.
Bainbridge has expressed that, “[t]he partnership with the Canberra Centre means that the students were able to design sustainable building solutions while working to a brief that actually changes the landscape around them.”
Gary Stewart, General Manager at the Canberra Centre, believes that the whole community benefits from this creative initiative.
“This exhibit will provide a public platform for the students’ designs to be displayed, allowing our entire community to see cutting-edge ideas from some of Canberra’s up-and-coming design talent,” he says.
DESIGN Canberra is proud to have both the University of Canberra and Canberra Centre as our Platinum sponsors for this year’s festival.
Image: UC Ainslie Avenue bus shelter display at Canberra Centre. Photo: Craft ACT.