ANU is built upon the roots of early Canberra and since 1946, has expanded to a campus of over 150 building. The architecture ranges from the early Federal Capital style to the modernist styles of the 1960s and 1970s, and more recently to building with a strong emphasis on sustainable design. The campus was once criticised as an 'Architectural Disneyland', however, the buildings constructed here over the last century are representative of many important ears in Australia' architectural history.
The trail will focus on the six major phases of architecture at ANU. From the campus' earliest buildings, dating from the founding of Canberra as the National Capital, to some of its most modern and sustainable sites. Learn about the architects, design, and disagreements which helped to create the spectacular University you see today.
Starting at Old Canberra House, the trail will take up to 90 minutes to complete by foot and up to 60 minutes by bicycle. Most of the areas can be accessed by established bicycle paths.
This trail is a part of the ANU Walks series. The android ANU Walks app is currently being updated with new content and will be refreshed soon.