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Hassell and OMA to design new Western Australian Museum

Hassell and OMA to design new Western Australian Museum
June 6, 2016

The Western Australia Government has commissioned Netherlands-based OMA and local firm Hassell to design the new WA Museum in Perth.

Based on their international reputation for creating dynamic architecture, the team was selected over three shortlisted contenders for the $428 million project, which will be developed on the site of the existing Western Australian Museum and will integrate with the heritage buildings.

The design reflects the feedback of community focus groups as it underscores the value of the visitor experience with good circulation throughout the interiors, which boast sizeable galleries and public spaces. At approximately 250,000 square feet, the project will quadruple the museum’s size. With an L-shape footprint, the design will accommodate a centrally placed outdoor area that will function as a link between the heritage and new buildings.

Renderings are expected to be released in the coming months and construction is set to begin by the end of the year.

With completion scheduled for 2020 parts of the existing museum in the Perth Cultural Centre will close during the redevelopment.

Image shows the concept for the WA Museum.

4th March 2016 - HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS THE LAST EXHIBITION AT THE WA MUSEUM

17th February 2016 - ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR NEW PERTH MUSEUM PUBLIC ART PROJECT

18th September 2015 - WA MUSEUM SAYS VISITORS WILL NOT BE IMPACTED WHEN PERTH BASED CLOSES FOR REDEVELOPMENT

16th June 2015 - WORLD-CLASS ARCHITECTS ON SHORTLIST TO DESIGN NEW WA MUSEUM


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