The movie theatre is in the Nishi building, which won the International Project of the Year in 2015 Building Awards.
The building is multi-purpose with apartments, offices and a hotel and restaurants. The apartments have an energy rating of 8 stars with the use of solar power..
Car free zones are always welcome in the city. These spaces are sometimes used for social events and markets..
A very cute little bookshop beneath a rather scary sculpture..
and back to the Nishi building where we go to the movies…this is the striking hotel entrance and staircase.
and as we leave the movies we pass two street paintings done by the nearby University students ..
When in Canberra you are never very far away from Cockatoos, and there are plenty of real ones in the nearby University grounds..
Landscape Australia article on New Acton says: ”We believe in the power of architecture to improve our lives.”
New Acton has the friendly charm and a village feel to it, and I think it is absolutely right that architecture can improve our lives…..do you?
I hope you are enjoying your home town where ever you are in the world, and that you have some green spaces around you.
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