At a glance

Location

Western Australia, Australia

Type of project

Construction

Client

State Government of Western Australia, Department of Finance, Strategic Projects and Asset Sales

Contract type

Design and Construct

Status

Completed

A world-class museum experience

The WA Museum Boola Bardip integrates a new state-of-the-art building with the Museum’s existing heritage buildings to create contemporary and innovative visitor experiences.

The WA Museum Boola Bardip is a new landmark building for the State. The new Museum is almost four times bigger than the old museum featuring nearly 7,000 square metres of galleries, including an additional thousand square metres for blockbuster exhibitions as well as dynamic and activated public spaces. The development also includes education studios, viewing areas to see scientists and curators at work, and retail, food and beverage outlets.

The existing Museum site includes five heritage buildings with its oldest dating back to the mid-1800s. The redevelopment has combined heritage and contemporary with an innovative new build that connects all five heritage buildings for the first time in the Museum's history

The world-class project contributes to the continued development and transformation of Perth as a contemporary capital city.

  • Architect: HASSELL and OMA
  • Structural Engineers:BG&E
  • Electrical, Fire, Hydraulics, Mechanical and Acoustic Engineers: Wood and Grieve

Project in numbers

4

times bigger than the pre-existing museum

7,000m2

of galleries

1,000m2

to host blockbuster exhibitions