PRIZE DESIGN FOR TI:E FEDERAL CAPITAL.
The above, which is reproduced from the plan published in the "Sydney Morning Herald," is the winning design for the Federal capital, and entitles the successful competitor to the first prize of £1,750 offered by the Federal Government. The design is the work of Mr. Walter Burley Griffin, architect, of Chicago. It will be seen that
the chessboard system has been adopted, and that the streets are in radial form. Two centres are provided for, one containing the Government group of buildings, including the Governor-General's residence, the Capi tol, Premier's house, and the Houses of Par liament; the other the "Administration of Affairs" group, the main building in which is the City Hall. From these two centres
streets radiate in different directions, and various sites are marked out for different institutions, including departmental build ings, a university, hospital, parks, zoological, botanical, and public gardens, courts, gaol, poet office, markets, railway station, mar shalling yards, barracks, baths, and so forth. The proposed railway runs through both centres. Provision is made for the resi dential portions of the new city. The Par
liament buildings are provided for on what is known as Camp Hill, about 200ft. above the general level of the city and overlook ing the Molonglo River, which practically bisects the capital. The aim of the designer, as will be seen from the plan, has been to utilise the winding course of the river to the fullest advantage, in order not to interfere with the picturesqueness of this feature of the city.