The Lodge: An International Design Competition

An open design competition for a new Prime Minister's Lodge.

The design provides for an increased public interaction with the office of the Prime Minister though a large partly shaded piazza and function centre for entertaining guests and foreign dignitaries.

The elevated promenade was imagined as a picturesque way of introducing guests to the water-based environment of Canberra.

The materials palette brings together prominent natural materials typical of each of the seven states and territories.

The building form provides both and echo and counterpoint to Parliament House and a reference to the vast sandy deserts and beaches this country is famous for.