Flying Through WA Museum
23. November 2020
Photo © Peter Bennetts, courtesy of Hassell + OMA
The newly opened WA Museum Boola Bardip at Perth's Cultural Centre was designed jointly by Hassell and OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture. A short film gives viewers a drone's eye view of the museum's glassy exterior and its exhibition spaces inside.
WA Museum Boola Bardip was "conceived as a 'collection of stories' about Western Australia’s diversity, rich history, and contemporary culture." The design team responded with "two intersecting circulation loops – one vertical and one horizontal – [that] connect the refurbished historic buildings and new structures, while offering multiple routes for different experiences of the Museum’s content."
The video by Aeroture/Michael Haluwana gives a sense of how these circulation loops work, as well as how the new interacts with the old.