Melbourne Museum - 11 Nicholson Street. CARLTON [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Melbourne Museum: 11 Nicholson Street, CARLTON

Melbourne Museum
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Building Profile

Name : Melbourne Museum

Location

Address: 11 Nicholson Street
City: CARLTON

Postcode: 3053


Melbourne Museum is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1999 - 2000
Original use: Library/Museum/Gallery
Current use: Library/Museum/Gallery

number of floors : 3

Built in the Nineties period in the Modern style

Notable features

Following a two stage international design competition, Denton Corker Marshall was selected to design the new Melbourne Museum at a project cost of $250 million. The existing 70s extensions to the Exhibition building were demolished to make way for the new building. The brief called for a modern building and underground carpark to contrast with the Royal Exhibition Building and have as little impact on the gardens setting as possible. A massive building incopating the Melbourne IMAX, Melbourne Museum and Childrens Museum, this building features large wings that project from a grid of steel, and a large glass frontage. The main fin is a glass enclosure which houses a rainforest. The building is a layered composition, which makes use of a variety of contrasting sculptural and geometric forms. A memorable architectural experience.

History

Architect: Denton Corker Marshall


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