AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS - CAPITheticAL COMPETITION SECOND PRIZE WINNERS BRIT ANDRESEN & MARA FRANCIS
Congratulations to Brit Andresen and Mara Francis who are the Second prize winners of the CAPITheticAL Competition, with their submission titled "Sedimentary City Canberra", which was presented as a table top scroll that ‘unfurls back to a possible future. Imagined and real mappings of the site of Canberra have been laid one over another to create a “sedimentation” that allows us to trace the past across the landscape,’ the jury recorded. Brit Andresen’s and Mara Francis’s entry ruminates on the layering effect of modern cities.
‘In response to changing conditions, cities periodically grow and shrink and some fall into ruin leaving only fragments – seemingly to vanish like many First Cities of pre-history. Cities are therefore rarely built from ”scratch” but are, over time, overlaid city-layer upon city-layer – so that within each new city-layer there are remnants of all previous cities,’ the pair reflected.
From an exceptionally strong field of 114 Stage 1 submissions from 24 countries, the jury unanimously decided on the final outcome of the design competition.
‘The jury believes strongly that the top three entries and the winning student entry form an important and integrated narrative about the future challenges of the nation’s capital,’ said Professor Norman, CAPITheticAL Jury Chair.
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