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Ngunnawal to NASA

Ngunnawal to NASA

Location

Australian Capital Territory

description

Indesco was commissioned by ACT Parks and Conservation to refine and deliver concept plan elements to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing within the context of cultural history, and to improve the visitor experience of significant sites.

The project scope involved the design and documentation of multiple assets, including a compact ‘star lounge’ area, interpretive walking trail hubs, signage, trail markers, and a sculptural memorial structure. The project required an in-depth site analysis, complex stakeholder management, concept development, preliminary sketch plans, final sketch plans, and construction documentation.

The interpretative signage elements were officially unveiled at the opening ceremony for the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing in July 2019 at Honeysuckle Creek. They were designed by Paul Brookbanks and his team in collaboration with local Indigenous artist Lynnice Church.

The installation commemorated Australia’s role in delivering live video footage of Apollo 11 to 600 million viewers around the world. A number of international ambassadors along with members of the ACT government and previous staff of the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station were present to see the revealing of this significant new landmark.