Orange Regional MuseumDecorSlat
Decor Systems Australia was delighted to play a pivotal role in this award-winning project. A feature of this stunning museum is the DecorSlat ceiling which forms a stunning feature, seamlessly interweaving the interior and exterior of the structure. The use of natural timber adds an earthy ‘feel’ to this iconic development.
Winner of the 2017 NSW Sulman Medal for Public Architecture, the Orange Regional Museum project was designed by Crone Architects with an innovative and unique approach to the brief and site. The museum aims to respectfully integrate a new building into the existing cultural precinct and to create a new identity while strengthening current civic conditions within the site.
The Australian Institute of Architects jury commented, “This bold, large-scale intervention re-organises a whole city block through the application of a combined landscape, architectural and urban solution. Simple, bold and confident moves have created a destination for locals and visitors, which provide a clear and active address to the larger civic precinct. A variety of robust public spaces lend themselves to engagement and activation and every surface of the architecture becomes a programmable element. The building’s roof forms a stepped amphitheatre for events at the heart of a civic precinct and a folded lawn provides views back across the town. The museum interior is open and flexible allowing it to fluidly evolve as the curatorship requires. Its plan is tightly packed to ensure adequate public address, with circulation around its perimeter. The Museum’s strong architectural form acts to pivot street life into a new public square, fronted by the Museum and the existing Orange Library and Gallery, itself a Sulman award winning project.”
Congratulations to the team at Crone for an award-winning effort! The team at Decor Systems Australia looks forward to working with you on your future projects.