ACT Legislative Assembly - Canberra
The permanent home for the ACT Legislative Assembly has been created by a substantial renovation and adaptive re-use of the important South Building in Civic Square, and the new construction of a Legislative Chamber in the central, previously unused courtyard.
The conversion has provided offices for the Members, staff and officials in the Legislative Assembly; committee rooms as well as public meeting and exhibition spaces; and a new library facility for the Assembly and other local governmental bodies.
The new Chamber provides seating for the Members with allowance for potential growth in numbers, and seating for the public and press. The Chamber is illuminated by natural daylight from a series of overhead windows and clerestories. The Assembly incorporates glass artist Klaus Moje’s work in the foyer.
Photography: Damon Cleary, Brenton McGeachie (courtesy ACT Public Works); Virginia Wallace-Crabbe; Jon Burchill