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 building envelope is shaped to keep line-of-sight to the gallery and create a new civic square while protecting it from winter southerlies. Stairs create a public amphitheatre allowing access to the rooftop landscaping that slopes to create a public hill. With this innovative approach to the brief and site, Crone was commissioned to carry out the full design and documentation highly supported by the local user groups and Orange Council.
12,657m² (including existing buildings & plaza)