Canberra Metro

Canberra Metro

Architectus has provided urban design, architecture and landscape design services for the winning consortium Canberra Metro. In February 2016 the consortium was selected to deliver the first stage of the light rail project which is part of an overall light rail master plan to deliver faster, more convenient and more sustainable transport options for Canberra over the next 20 years.

Stage 1 includes a 12.5km light rail link from Gungahlin to Civic (the Canberra CBD) with 13 stops and a depot and stabling yard and five substations.

The stops have a distinct architectural form that will make a significant contribution to place-making along the network. They will be significant landmark structures. The materials and finishes are consistent with the stature and quality of other key landmark projects in the National Capital.

The project will provide a urban design of world class standard which delivers a memorable, dignified entry to the city and enriches the public domain, stimulates urban renewal and build community pride and identity. The “Gateway” landscape character of the Federal Highway precinct is enhanced with the planting of new native trees. Northbourne Avenue provides the opportunity for the reinforcement of the “Grand Boulevard”. The landscape progressively becomes more formal as the network approaches the city CBD. Throughout the light rail journey, native grassland and wildflower planting express the character of the bushland Capital.

Project Sheet

Project Summary

ACT Government
Canberra, ACT
Original value
Kevin Carrucan
Kush Vehalla