Dairy Road

Commendation in the 2023 National Architecture Awards – Urban Design

Australian Institute of Architects Awards 2023 (ACT Chapter) – Interior Architecture Category – Award for Urban Design.

2023 INDE Awards Honourable Mention – The Influencer

2023 IDEA Shortlist – Public Space

Dairy Road is a 14 hectare site in Fyshwick, Canberra that is being developed over a period of 10-15 years. The long-term vison is for the site to become an ecosystem encompassing light industry, living, recreation, retail and entertainment.

Set within an outdoor landscape of meeting points, public squares and gardens, two existing 1970’s industrial warehouses have been reimagined, in collaboration with Molonglo, as the cultural and communal heart of the development. A network of laneways and squares connects the outdoors to the indoor village of commercial, creative and cultural spaces formed of lightweight structures. Each project stage has a unique architectural character, but all share a palette of colours, materials and motifs, creating a cohesive identity.

Today, Dairy Road is a new benchmark for light industrial and cultural development. Strategic tenanting, large scale urban interventions and architectural insertions create a series of unique places for people to form communities.

Photography by U-P & Anthony Basheer