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The Lodge on the Lake 

Design Ideas Competition

3. Design Brief

The Lodge in Canberra must provide a comfortable and secure residential environment for the Prime Minister and his or her partner and family with accommodation for occasional guests and support staff.  Part of the residence building will be the venue from time to time for state occasions and important meetings, for banquets or garden parties or for special events for visiting dignitaries and the Australian community.

The design of the Lodge must provide a private home environment without hindrance to or impact from official events or public receptions taking place elsewhere on the site or from activities related to the home office or study of the Prime Minister.

The Lodge should include the following hypothetical functional elements. Entrants should interpret these and explore their relationships and potential as they see fit. 

3.1 The Private Home and Lodgings

3.2 The Prime Minister’s Study

3.3 The Official Function Spaces

3.4 Support Services

3.5 The Landscape Setting

An imaginative and sensitive landscape design is sought that embraces the setting and incorporates the private and official entertainment and relaxation areas.

Entrants should consider AILA policies in the provision of the landscape architectural solution. Refer to:

3.6 Character and Identity

The Lodge should have a distinctive modern residential character with the capability to demonstrate Australian art, craft and creative directions. This may be achieved through the inclusion of exhibition and gallery spaces and through the materials, interior architecture and furnishings and the quality of the landscape.

3.7 Site Planning and Security

The Lodge should feel welcoming and democratic. Access to and about the buildings and grounds requires sensitive design to ensure a secure environment that retains a sense of accessibility for our democratic society. Security should be integrated seamlessly with the landscape and architecture enhancing rather than detracting from the urban setting and street and water frontages.

3.8 The Australiana Fund

This independent fund-raising organisation acquires and provides Australian artworks and objects of cultural interest to official residences including the Lodge. Consideration should be given to how and where such objects would be displayed to best advantage without overly influencing the proposed spatial and interior creative intent. Information on the object registrar can be found at http://www.theaustralianafund.org.au

Secretaire Epargne

For more information about these historic items please click on the images above.

3.8 The Australiana Fund

Secretaire Epergne

This independent fund-raising organisation acquires and provides Australian artworks and objects of cultural interest to official residences including the Lodge. Consideration should be given to how and where such objects would be displayed to best advantage without overly influencing the proposed spatial and interior creative intent. Information on the object registrar can be found at http://www.theaustralianafund.org.au

For more information about these historic items please click on the images above.


The Competition

The Lodge

Design Brief

Competition Conditions

Resources

Forms

Questions and Answers

Acknowledgements

http://www.canberra.edu.au/lodge/mobile