Melbourne Museum: 11 Nicholson Street, CARLTON
Building ProfileName : Melbourne Museum
LocationAddress: 11 Nicholson Street
Melbourne Museum is a landmark
Construction DetailsBuilt: 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
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.
HistoryArchitect: Denton Corker Marshall
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