Hassell and OMA have completed construction of the New Museum for Western Australia, which houses museum exhibitions, event spaces and public areas in a newly unified group of old and new buildings.
Located in Perth, the facility combines four heritage-listed buildings with a newly created volume, tripling the size of the museum.
It has been deliberately designed as a place for conversations, to inspire new ideas and knowledge of global relevance. It is a museum that both showcases and stimulates discoveries.– David Gianotten
Inside, there are eight new galleries, a 1000sq m (10,800sq ft) special exhibitions gallery, multipurpose spaces for programs, learning studios, food and drink spaces and a variety of gathering and meeting spaces.
In addition, a new outdoor public area at the centre of the museum – the City Room – provides a space for outdoor gatherings, activities and events…