Friday, June 21, 2024

Architectural win for Shepparton museum

The Shepparton Art Museum building design has won the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Award for Public Architecture for Denton Corker Marshall at the recent 2022 Victorian Architecture Awards.

The Award recognises architects Denton Corker Marshall for their innovative design and the building’s excellence in environmental sustainability.

The building was also recently awarded the first ever 6 Star Green Star Rating for an Australian gallery/museum from the Green Building Council Australia.

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Shane Sali, said Council was very pleased to be notified about the AIA award.

“This award is an absolute credit to the architects Denton, Corker, Marshall who have designed an incredible world-class building for Greater Shepparton,” he said.

“Following on after the 6 Star Green Star Rating this award elevates Shepparton’s reputation as a modern city with its eye firmly fixed on future growth and investment for the region.

“Both the architecture award and the green star achievement establish SAM as an important contribution to sustainable development throughout Australia and highlights Greater Shepparton as a place to invest.”

Denton Corker Marshall Director, Sonja Syre says the Shepparton Art Museum is characterised by simplicity and clarity, creating a recognisable landmark and cultural destination.

“We are so pleased to receive this award in recognition of the impact this building has on the local community,” she said.

“The award is a great recognition for the design team, the client and the contractor Kane Construction.”  

Denton Corker Marshall Senior Director, Adrian FitzGerald said SAM was a very important cultural facility for Victoria’s fifth largest city.

“We are really pleased with the recognition this award gives to the people of Shepparton, the Council and the gallery staff for this landmark art museum,” he said.

“This is a very gratifying award because our design response, in building small-and-tall and burying all services under the ‘Art Hill’, was key to our competition winning design
and ultimately the winners are the people of Shepparton gaining expanded parkland activated by a fabulous new art museum.”

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