National Museum of Australia Acton Peninsula ACT

role Architecture, Interior Design, Alliance Members value $150 million completed date March 2001

peckvonhartel, (in joint venture with Ashton Raggatt McDougall), completed the Acton Peninsula Development comprising new facilities for the National Museum of Australia, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre. This project was won through an international Design competition and was commissioned to celebrate the Centenary of Federation.

The National Museum of Australia has been sited at the end of the Acton Peninsula and creates a new waterfront facility for Canberra. At the heart of the facility is the Garden of Australian Dreams providing an enclosed outdoor urban garden.

The project was delivered on time and on budget through an innovative form of procurement; a project Alliance.