Shepparton Art Museum wins Public Architecture Award


The Victorian Architecture Awards recognise the best of the state’s architectural achievements. This year’s winners highlight the integral role architects play in empowering communities and driving change, with projects responding to issues of sustainability, equity and access.

The AIA Victorian Jury citation stated:

“Shepparton Art Museum is an elegantly resolved example of public architecture enabling and enriching communities, particularly in regional locations. Denton Corker Marshall’s competition-winning scheme turned a challenging floodway into an opportunity for conceptual clarity, with a small-and-tall approach to massing. The resultant sculptural form creates a bold statement on an otherwise low-lying landscape; a beacon that signifies both arrival to Shepparton, and Shepparton’s arrival to the national arts scene.

The internal plan is simple and open, with all five levels anchored by a grand circulation galleria. Back-of-house and loading is cleverly concealed beneath a sloped artificial landscape, allowing a generous public interface and connection to the parkland on all sides.”