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The Waterfront Pavilion – Australian National Maritime Museum / FJMT Studio

  • 19:00 - 5 April, 2016
The Waterfront Pavilion – Australian National Maritime Museum / FJMT Studio
The Waterfront Pavilion – Australian National Maritime Museum  / FJMT Studio, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman Exhibition by studioplusthree. Image © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, NSW Australia
  • Exhibition Designers

  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

Anchored to the South wharf of Sydney’s Darling Harbour, The Action Stations at Waterside Pavilion, Australian National Museum was built to mark the centenary of World War I and commemorate 100 years of service by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).  The purpose of this museum pavilion building is to create a transition experience for visitors from the waterfront dock onto the two navel vessels HMAS Vampire and HMAS Onslow. Built on a narrow existing wharf structure and to a tight budget the question was what should be the character of such a ‘building’ over the water of Darling Harbour and fitting tightly between two of the most significant Australian navel vessels.

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Plan

The design seeks to bring the narratives of war to life and significantly enliven the visitors relationship with the vessels, waterfront and broader museum precinct. The articulated facade of the pavilion compliments the scale, form, colour of the vessels and the broader marine environment. The warship pavilion offers a dynamic, immersive experience and is an elegant, integrated addition to the Harbour precinct.

© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

The suspended tube ‘hovering’ over the wharf, creates space at the wharf level to move around and experience the edge; where the vessels meet the water. The tube appears to ‘float’ in the air between the vessels floating in the water.This tube was then formally shaped and profiled in relation the natural movement of visitors from the dockside up into the building, through the portals and gangways onto the vessels. 

Exhibition by studioplusthree. Image © Brett Boardman
Exhibition by studioplusthree. Image © Brett Boardman
Plan
Plan

The pavilion is further shaped by the primary forms of the adjacent vessels themselves, the conning tower of the submarine and the bridge of the destroyer creating central formal distortions. These distortions are then transformed into large glazed portals that frame lateral views onto the vessels.

© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

The interior of the Pavilion reflects elements of the interior of the navel vessels or an industrial shed; hardy, rough and adaptable. Sheet vinyl floors, insulted aluminium walls and industrial suspended fans. A lack of preciousness invites future change adaptation and evolution for future curators and visitors.

Exhibition by studioplusthree. Image © Brett Boardman
Exhibition by studioplusthree. Image © Brett Boardman
Warships Exhibition Axon
Warships Exhibition Axon
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "The Waterfront Pavilion – Australian National Maritime Museum / FJMT Studio" 05 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/784955/the-waterfront-pavilion-australian-national-maritime-museum-fjmt-studio/>
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Lapeno · November 16, 2016

OMG Thanos's space ship from Guardians of the Galaxy!!

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