Griffith College and Murweh Shire have launched a world architectural competitors for the design of a brand new museum – the Outback Museum of Australia (OMOA) – for Charleville, in south-west Queensland.
Architects are invited to submit expression of curiosity for a sustainable and resilient constructing, demonstrating an “understanding of the outback” within the land of the Bidjara Folks, the challenge’s proponents stated.
The museum is meant to have fun the variety of Australia’s outback, unveiling its “mysteries, pure setting and folks”, the temporary learn, together with its “modern spirit”.
“OMOA isn’t a lot specializing in historical past and heritage, however fairly on the current and way forward for the outback, as expressed by immersive and multi-sensory expertise installations for the guests,” the competitors web site reads.
OMOA is anticipated to enhance Queensland’s current tourism sights just like the Australian Stockman’s Corridor of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre in Longreach, the Outback at Isa, the Qantas Founders Museum, and the brand new Desert Dreaming Centre in Barcaldine.
The museum will likely be situated within the proposed “Prime Secret Tourism Precinct” in Charleville, to be situated on the location of a former World Conflict II navy base that’s present house to the Cosmos Centre and Observatory.
The panorama on the location is characterised by expansive flat plains, crimson dust soils and desert vegetation, and this competitors presents a possibility to create a brand new architectural landmark on virgin soil.
The shire has specified the design ought to goal a 5-Star NABERS score and permit for versatile areas that reply to the area’s altering wants. “OMOA should turn into a residing platform, growing dialogue and exchanges by means of accessible and convivial public areas,” it stated.
The museum design should embrace an entrance corridor with a reception and cloakroom; a industrial area for catering and souvenirs; round 300 sq. metres of versatile exhibition area; engagement and analysis areas; and exterior landscaping and pathways connecting to parking and out of doors sights. A extra detailed listing of key necessities is offered on the OMOA competitors web site.
The competitors jury consists of Queensland authorities architect Leah Lang, UQ College of Structure director of Indigenous engagement Carroll Go-Samm, architect Greg Burgess, panorama architect Lisa Mercer and jury chair Gordon Holden who was basis head of Structure at Griffith College.
Murweh Shire expects the museum will turn into an outback landmark that embraces the area’s evolution and harnesses the native circumstances to maximise operational effectivity. The competitors jury includes seven professionals with experience together with structure, panorama structure, museology, Indigenous design and tradition, city design and planning.
The development price range for OMOA is estimated at $6.5 million with a constructing footprint of 700 sq. metres.
The design competitors was launched on 17 August. Deadline for registration is 20 September and cutoff for submission is 22 September. Winners will likely be introduced 29 September. Recognition will likely be awarded for first, second and third place, with prizes between $40,000 and $10,000.
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