This week we discovered the exciting new inner city precinct of New Acton. After parking the car we rounded the corner and as we walked toward the building it looked like an industrial construction site. Slabs of timber piled high but that timber is for a purpose, it helps keep the inner areas cool. The whole building is environmentally designed and has the highest rating for sustainability.
NewActon continues to be Canberra’s most awarded private development.
NewActon is a mixed use precinct incorporating landscaped gardens, art, retail, residential and commercial spaces all linked by an inspired vision. NewActon is more than just a place to live, work and play–it’s a living art and design precinct that has won more awards (local and national) across architecture, property development and urban design than any other in Canberra’s history.
I thought this architecture was perfect for this weeks edge challenge, “Travel Theme” from Ailsa at “Where’s my backpack”.
But wait there is so much more to see in New Acton and tomorrow I will join Jo’s walking group to take you through the lane ways looking at the gardens and art work then the inside is just as amazing. See you tomorrow….
Love your photos. When we lived there, we were down south- almost North Cooma. It’s changed so much & for the better, I think.