We were shortlisted by the High Commission of India in Australia for the design competition of their new chancery wing, business centre and cultural centre in the capital city of Canberra. The site is undulating, sloping down towards the south east. The total site area available for development is 10,333 sq.m. The design drew reference from traditional Indian architecture found in forts and Mughal gardens, such as symmetry, colonnaded verandah, rhythm through architectural elements such as cusped arches, brackets, tapered pedestals of columns, motifs & jali in façade. The landscape design also comprised elements such axially aligned water channel culminating in a water body closer to the building and geometrically arranged stepped gardens in front. The submission was made in association with Swanbury Penglase Architects.