Hands Off Anzac Hall

Philip Leeson
28 November 2018

Philip Leeson, ACT Chapter President of the Australian Institute of Architects, argues that the federal government’s plans to demolish and replace the Denton Corker Marshall-designed Anzac Hall in Canberra at a cost of $498 million are “unnecessary and wasteful.”

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‘Hands off Anzac Hall’!

The RiotACT
ACT Chapter President of the Australian Institute of Architects
Philip Leeson
27 November 2018

The local architecture community was deeply shocked when news first broke of plans to demolish Anzac Hall. Surely, this was a mistake, as there had been limited consultation with the community and no consultation with the moral rights holders – the architects who designed the award-winning building – nor with the Australian Institute of Architects.

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Tenders for War Memorial’s $500m revamp could go out this year

The Canberra Times
Elliot Williams
25 November – 12.00am

The Australian War Memorial expects to begin procurement for its $498 million redevelopment before the year is out or in early 2019 as the major overhaul progresses.

The redevelopment is still in its infancy but has generated strong reactions from supporters and detractors since it was unveiled.

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