Neeson Murcutt and Joseph Grech (architects in association) were looking for an architectural glass supplier to source high quality products for their recent project; the Australian Museum in Sydney.
About the Museum
The Australian Museum is of one of Australia’s most significant cultural buildings. Founded in 1827 it was the first Museum in Australia and has played an important role in the cataloguing and storage of stuff.
Originally located elsewhere it was first constructed in it’s current location in 1868 and was opened to the public in May 1857.
In order to accommodate the expanding collections of the museum, architect James Barnet was responsible for the construction of the neoclassical west wing along William Street in 1868. A third storey was added to the north Lewis wing in 1890, bringing cohesion to the building design.
About the Renovations
The new façade on the neoclassical west wing features two dozen 8.5-metre-high stainless steel-framed insulated glass panels to form twelve pleats that make up the Museum’s new entrance hall on William Street.
Behind the pleated glass curtain, 48 diamond-shaped coloured glass blades refract and diffuse the northern sun.
Working with our friends at Instyle Group in NSW we were tasked to source the highest quality materials from our suppliers in South East Asia and Europe in order to make the ambitious design a reality.
We think the results are fantastic and we are proud to have been involved with the renovation of one of Australia’s most important buildings.
If you are looking for a supplier of premium glass and cladding products then give us a call so we can get started on your next project.
Images shared from the original article on Architecture AU here.
You can see some more images of the project here.