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2017 National Architecture Awards: Interior Architecture Commendation

Canberra Airport – International by Guida Moseley Brown Architects Interior Architecture: National Commendation Australian Institute of Architects

Jury citation

The architects for this refreshing project have deftly transformed the mundane and pragmatic aspects of international air travel into delight and dignity through careful spatial articulation, restrained materials, purpose-designed furniture and a well-integrated lighting scheme. Here the often-stressful experience of travel is calmly celebrated with a sense of seamless luxury. To achieve such a cohesive and assured outcome, resolving a complex brief within an existing airport shell in a project that was designed, documented and constructed in less than ten months, is testament to the great skill and commitment of the architects.


Guida Moseley Brown Architects
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Project Team
Paul Mutton (project director), Harold Guida, John Guida (design architects), William Gardner, Gayatri Pathare (project architects), Rob McLachlan, Morgan Roberts, Morteza Taheri, Robert Patat, Michael Komnacki, Anton Knedlhans
Builder Construction Control
Building certifier Philip Chun & Associates
Electrical consultant Rudds Consulting Engineers
Fire engineer Defire
Hydraulic consultant Vital Design Solutions
Lighting consultant Lighting Design Partnership
Mechanical engineer Rudds Consulting Engineers
Sprnklers consultant Rudds Consulting Engineers
Site details
Location Canberra,  ACT,  Australia
Site type Urban
Category Commercial / public buildings
Type Commercial, Transport
Project Details
Status Built



Published online: 2 Nov 2017
Words: 2017 National Architecture Awards Jury
Images: John Gollings


Architecture Australia, November 2017

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