Western Australia’s New Museum Among 6 National Finalists

Western Australia’s New Museum Among 6 National Finalists

Western Australia Minister for Culture and the Arts and Heritage David Templeman

New Museum For Western Australia Shortlisted For National Construction Award

Victor P Taffa

  • Project among a competitive field of national construction projects
  • New Museum project is the only Western Australia finalist

Western Australia’s New Museum is among 6 national finalists for the 2020 Australian Construction Achievement Award.

“I congratulate the teams working on the project, from both the State Government and private sector. To be shortlisted in a national construction award is testament to the calibre of this project.” Minister for Culture and the Arts and Heritage David Templeman said.

“Workmanship, detail and innovative design achieved throughout the buildings is exceptional, and a credit to the contractors working on the project.”

Award showcases world-class solutions and excellence in construction projects.

 

New Museum submission highlighted the delivery of the project as a landmark cultural infrastructure project for the State, integrating contemporary architecture with stunning heritage-listed buildings.

Construction of the Museum includes the new building, heritage restoration works and a central energy plant servicing the Perth Cultural Centre.

A number of innovations and new technologies were implemented in the delivery of the New Museum including:

  • First trial on a commercial site of wireless load controlling technology Roborigger, which holds a crane load steady in any given direction, without the use of a tagline, improving safety on the site;
  • Design and delivery of the structural steel including the construction of a 17-metre structural steel cantilever above the heritage-listed Hackett Hall building;
  • Design and installation of ceilings to manage the unique acoustics of the Museum;
  • Methods to provide seismic protection and care for the heritage-listed buildings.

Project is being delivered under a two-stage Managing Contractor model. Multiplex was awarded the contract in 2016 and is expected to complete the base build late this year, ahead of opening in 2020.

Awards ceremony will be held in April 2020.