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46 Shortlisted Entries

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The Griffins Win

Almost Winners

Charles HJ Clayton and Harold Slicer

Entry 71
London, England

After the competition, Harold Slicer responded to the Architects’ and Builders’ Journal about the criticism of prize-winning competitors’ plans in a previous issue. Slicer claimed that, contrary to the criticism, his and Clayton’s design was based on the contours of the land, and was far superior in its provision for sewage disposal and water supply than the winning designs.

This plan has a very clear axial theme. It is easy to understand, and has a consistent sense of organisation, although an essentially mechanical one. The chief axis extends from the houses of parliament on Kurrajong Hill, crosses the river and leads beyond to the north. Two major radials create a central triangle.

 
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