An exciting design integrating contemporary architecture with heritage listed buildings
WA Museum Boola Bardip Perth
At a glance
Western Australia, Australia
State Government of Western Australia, Department of Finance, Strategic Projects and Asset Sales
Design and Construct
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
- 2020 – Winner, Australian Construction Achievement Award, Australian Constructors Association
- 2020 - Winner, Excellence in Construction Awards - Best Public Use Building Over $100m, Master Builders Association
- 2020 - Winner, Excellence in Construction Awards - Best Historic Restoration or Renovation over $100m, Master Builders Association
- 2020 - Winner, Excellence in Construction Awards - Best Government Building Over $100m, Master Builders Association
- 2021 - Winner, Excellence in Construction Awards - Best Building Fitout $50-$100m, Master Builders Association
Project in numbers
times bigger than the pre-existing museum
to host blockbuster exhibitions