EMBASSY OF NEPAL, CANBERRA
Early in March 2018 the Ambassador of Nepal requested assistance to understand processes on methods of building their new embassy in Canberra. With numerous meetings requested, the RDA provided extensive help and suggestions on ways to proceed and what might be expected with the various alternatives possible; on how an architectural brief might be prepared to start dialogues.
This culminated in a preliminary brief drawn up by the Embassy in Canberra being formally issued to RDA by the Ambassador for comment and a response request. The RDA prepared a return brief in the form of the documents shown here, to illustrate:
A testing and proposed refinements of their preliminary brief on the site plan.
Planning opportunities to complement the official / residential components.
An opportunity for the Embassy to have a precinct that encourages social programmes to further Nepal’s presence in the Australian community at a high standard.
Merging a facility where seminars, meetings and social events might be encouraged. This could supplement income for upkeep and maintenance of the precinct in the long term.
Nepali diplomatic and support families undergo a short sojourn in Australia before returning to Nepal which can be a daunting posting. An important focus in the return brief is to look to infrastructure to support their day to day welfare on site.
This Return Brief is a platform to progress site planning and finetune the facilities required.
An indicative cost by a well know QS group with offices in Canberra and Sydney was also prepared. A series of presentation was made to the Ambassador and to the investigative team from Nepal on the 1st August 2018. Assisting the Nepal Embassy as well as responding to many RFI’s from the DUDBC in Nepal, RDA is now no longer in the running for the award of the work.
This project is now listed under “UNBUILT PROJECTS”.