Australian Museum Sydney, NSW


Rock Base

Client
The Australian Museum
Year
2000s
Status
Competition
Scale
Small

In 1998, as a bicentennial project, a major extension to the Australian Museum was built in the existing courtyard, creating an internal atrium between the old heritage building and the new extension. The atrium has now aged. The floor and the lighting need to be changed.

A giant photograph of a rock carved echidna, which is the logo of the Museum, i printed on the carpet, transforming dramatically the atmosphere of the space. This intervention introduces to the collection of the Museum which is physical and ethological. The new lighing will reduce considerabley the energy comsumption and achieve a more natiral lighting environment