Dunn & Hillam wins major contract in West MacDonnell National Park

June 1, 2012

Sydney-based firm Dunn & Hillam Architects wins major design and masterplanning contract in the Northern Territory’s West MacDonnell National Park.

Sydney-based practice Dunn & Hillam Architects has won a contract to design and masterplan a camping facility for central Australia’s largest national park, the West MacDonnell National Park in the Northern Territory.

The design and architecture firm has expertise in remote and regional work and was awarded the contract amid strong competition from leading architecture practices throughout the Northern Territory and Australia.

Planning will start immediately for the project, located west of Alice Springs in the 200-kilometre-wide West MacDonnell National Park. The Northern Territory Government has also committed to nominating the national park for World Heritage Listing.

Dunn & Hillam Director Ashley Dunn said: “As a practice, we believe that architecture is an important tool in shaping the way we interact with landscapes, in the creation of community, and the way people engage with each other. This project brings all three together, in a very exciting way…

“This is a rare and exciting opportunity to design a world-class facility that protects and maintains a national treasure, ensuring that people from all over the world can share and enjoy its riches, now and into the future,” Dunn added.


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