1961 Town House Motel Canberra

The Motel was designed with the minimum footprint. The three storeys were supported by "verendell" trusses spanning fifteen meters and cantilevered to free the four corners of the site for circulation. With bathrooms placed in a central spine, and the rooms opening directly to the outside balconies the design created a feeling of decked ocean line.

The central panels of the balconies created by Clem Meadmore are now displayed in the sculpture garden of the National Gallery of Australia.


photos : max ahearn © et

client: Moteliers Limited

engineers structural: Quigan Gam & Sellick

engineers mechanical: K Bishop

builder: G Flamia Co.

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