Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

One of Sydney’s most significant monuments

Location
Sydney, Australia
Status
Completed 2019
Client
Board of Trustees
Type
Civic & Cultural, Heritage & Adaptive Reuse

The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project completes Bruce Dellit’s original scheme for the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park with the originally envisaged water cascade. Additionally, new underground exhibition and education spaces allow the Memorial to showcase its collection and deliver its education programs.

The underground addition is organised around the new Hall of Service: this new public civic space is environmentally and visually connected to the existing Memorial and its park setting though an open oculus, a direct reference to the original Memorial’s Well of Contemplation.

New artworks conceived by Fiona Hall, including art featuring soil from 1701 localities in New South Wales listed as places of enlistment for World War I, have been carefully integrated within the Hall of Service and offer an opportunity to engage and reflect upon New South Wales past and current service.

This Anzac Centenary Project not only realizes a vision from our past, it will continue to remind future generations of the contributions made by our servicemen and women. Johnson Pilton Walker, in collaboration with the Government Architect’s Office, have created a beautiful addition to one of Sydney’s most significant monuments.

The Right Hon. Clover Moore
Lord Mayor of Sydney

The Sulman Medal is a prestigious award, recognising projects that have attained an exceptionally high level of architectural endeavour and public amenity. The Anzac Memorial Centenary Extension is a fitting recipient of this award.

Sulman Medal, 2020,
Jury Citation

2020
International Architecture Award
The Chicago Athenaeum/The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
Sulman Medal for Public Architecture and Award for Urban Design
NSW Architecture Awards

2019
Highly Commended
World Architecture Festival
Judges’ Choice and Award for Continuing Tradition
National Trust Heritage Awards
Award for Excellence
Concrete Institute of Australia
Medium Projects Award
ASCE Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards