WA Museum Boola Bardip
The new museum is designed as a series of virtual ‘stories’ that guide visitors through the major galleries to experience more of the state’s collections. Two intersecting loops mean visitors can explore the museum through vertical and horizontal pathways.
Wandering between the restored heritage-listed buildings and the new contemporary development will feel seamless for visitors. The old and new come together at the centre of the museum to frame a spectacular outdoor ‘City Room’ – a public meeting place, event space and program area for the whole community.
A 1,000 sqm special exhibition gallery will feature major exhibitions from around Australia and the world. Retail spaces and places to eat and drink are designed to encourage visitors to flow through the museum – especially after hours – contributing to the precinct’s livelihood and growth.
Hassell + OMA brought together designers from around the globe in one unified Perth team to create a place that reflects the distinct Western Australian landscape.
“I think this is one of the great cultural developments that we will see in this nation for many years, and a great opportunity for Perth.”
Mathew Trinca Director, National Museum of Australia
“This is a bold and dynamic architectural statement that will draw locals and visitors to the cultural heart of Western Australia.”
Hon David Templeman MLA WA Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts
This article originally appeared in hassellstudio.com