AJC shortlisted for Ngurra cultural precinct

AJC Architects was part of an eminent team shortlisted in the design competition for Ngurra Indigenous cultural precinct in Canberra.

We’re beyond proud to be shortlisted alongside four pre-eminent collaborative teams in the two-stage invited design competition for Ngurra: The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Precinct in Canberra. Our team includes Peter Stutchbury ArchitectureMcGregor CoxallFreeman Ryan Design and eminent First Nations artists and educators. Stage two submissions close 6 July 2022, with the winner selected on 29 July.

The competition is run by Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). Ngurra will be a nationally significant project embodying the centrality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia’s story. It will have two distinct elements: a National Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Centre, and a National Resting Place for repatriated (limited provenance) ancestral remains and cultural material on their journey back to Country.

The Ngurra Cultural Precinct will sit on Country that is home to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people who have lived for thousands of years amid a landscape of limestone plains, mountains, swamps and streams.