TheFuturoHouse.com | Latest Site News & Updates
- Location | 8 Hawdon Street, Dickson, ACT, 2602, Australia (No longer at this location)
- Lat/Long | 35°14'59.29"S 149°8'45.10"E (No longer at this location)
- Current Location | University of Canberra, Bldg 5, Bruce ACT 2617, Australia
- Current Lat/Long | 35°14'20.20"S 149°5'0.32"E
- Image By Celeste33 | 050706
- Google Street View | January 2008
- Latest Confirmation | 120609
Information Update History
Original Information 091312
A 090712 blog post titled "Beam me up, UC
" by Tim The Yowie Man
relates some of the history of this Futuro based on research conducted by UC student Erika Ceeney.
Erica's research places the Futuro initially at the Building Materials Exhibition Center in Maryborough Street, Fyshwick
around 1972. It seems that the unit subsequently spent time on a private farm in Sutton and later moved to the Macquarie Slide Swimming Center
(possibly painted red at that time). The whereabouts of the unit between 1991 and its arrival on this site in 1997 are currently unknown.
If anyone has any photos of the Futuro pre 1991 we would love to see them and also if anyone can shed any light on the 1991 to 1997 period during which the Futuro was "MIA" please let us know
Original Information 090711
The Dickson Futuro served as a meeting room for the Canberra Planetarium up until its 2007 closure. In 2011 the Futuro was moved to the University Of Canberra Campus
where it is being restored.
In September 2010 the Futuro had a lucky escape. An article on TheRiotAct.com
September 28th reports on a fire at the "derelict" planetarium buildings. Apparently some parts of the property were badly damaged. Clearly the Futuro was not destroyed or there would be nothing to restore at the university but we have been unable to find any reporting that details whether the Futuro received any damage or not.
The Shopping Sherpa blogged
about the Dickson Futuro and also made available under a creative commons license a gallery
of photographs of the building. The first two photos below are from that gallery and displayed courtesy of The Shopping Sherpa. The third photo below is courtesy of The Riot Act
None currently known.
Google Earth satellite imagery dated 120609.