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MELBOURNE PRIZE
MELBOURNE PRIZE |
Shrine of Remembrance - Galleries of Remembrance
| ARM Architecture
The new Galleries of Remembrance and Education
Centre wings provide an invigorated and simultaneously
relevant experience of the Shrine.
ARM have creatively used metaphor and symbolism
to produce provocative but sobering settings for the
stories and history presented in the Shrine’s displays, the
crypt and the sanctuary. The redesigned entrance hall
accommodates the ever increasing number of visitors
and allows for a fuller appreciation of the North West
courtyard garden, and the oak, bay and olive trees which
act as symbols of peace.
The Galleries of Remembrance are woven into an area
of exposed brick and concrete structure which supports
the elevated sanctuary, its ambulatory and the podium.
Through adaptation of the undercroft structure inserting
new spaces for education and administration, the
refurbishment has added an enormous amount of usable
area without changing the external appearance of the
Shrine or detracting from its civic presence.
The project reinforces the central role of the Shrine in
the cultural and civic fabric of Melbourne. The discrete
outward presence of the four radial courtyards does not
detract from the iconic power of the original 1923 Shrine
design by Hudson and Wardrop.
Practice Team:
Ian McDougall (Design Director), Tony
Allen (Project Director), Jeremy Stewart (Design &
Project Architect), Stephen Davies (Project Architect),
Andrea Wilson (Interiors), Ross Liddell, Tim Brooks,
Aaron Poupard, Michael McManus, Doug Dickson
Consultant Team:
Cunningham Martyn (Exhibition
Designers), Irwinconsult (Structural Consultant), Rush
Wright (Landscape Consultant), Electrolight (Lighting
Consultant), Marshall Day (Acoustic Consultant), Umow
Lai (Services consultant), Rider Levett Bucknall (Cost
Consultant), Lovell Chen (Heritage Consultant), PLP
(Building Surveyor)
Builder:
Probuild
Photographer:
John Gollings
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