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National Museum of Australia

1 January 2015

Innovative design and construction

Structural steel solutions have achieved the architectural intent for The National Museum of Australia and Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in Canberra. 

Melbourne architects Ashton Raggatt McDougall in association with Robert Peck von Hartel Trethowan Archiectects won the competition to design the Museum and Institute. The result is a complex of low steel-framed buildings that include the Main Hall, Permanent Galleries, Theatres, the Gallery of Aboriginal Art, and AIATSIS and an Administration Block, all of which are linked by an imaginary cord that threads between them.