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    1000+ participants register for national capital ideas competition

    Australian Institute of Architects

    CAPITheticAL, a Centenary of Canberra project has attracted considerable interest from artists, graphic designers, architects, urban planners and environmentalists with over 1000 entries received till date.

    CAPITheticAL is a unique competition designed to review Canberra’s history and help the nation imagine how an Australian national capital might be created today.  

    David Parken, CEO Australian Institute of Architects comments that the interest in the Centenary of Canberra competition has been overwhelming with registrations received from over 40 countries including Russia, India, Germany and Vietnam.  

    He is looking forward to seeing the creative and thought-provoking entries conveying the best design ideas that respond to the current issues of climate change and urban density facing future cities.  

    The competition expects creative and hypothetical ideas that are outside the box and will help shape the world’s future cities in the 21st century and beyond. Prizes worth $100,000 will be awarded to the winners.  

    CAPITheticAL has also captured the attention of tertiary institutions with the University of Canberra, the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Sydney and RMIT including the competition in their curriculum.  

    Registered participants can submit their entries before 31st January 2012. Prize winners will be announced in March 2013 and a curated exhibition will also be held of selected entries.  

    CAPITheticAL is proudly supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government, and administered by the Australian Institute of Architects .

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