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The Seaside Museum at Bribie Island provides a unique recreational and education hub for the local community and tourists. Perfectly situated, the building is nestled amongst shady trees with frontages to the beach. The open plan, natural-lit space caters for exhibits, functions and screenings of short films in its micro-cinema.
The museum’s design is subtle yet striking: a white diagonal bulkhead is positioned for sweeping views across the sea, beach and park, which cleverly blends with hardwood timber floors, high and low windows, and timber slats to create a sense of transparency and connection to the site. The black interior ceiling creates a sense of height and openness, with contrasting white walls, feature lighting, and floating zones to define functions and spaces.
*Team* Project Director: Laurence Taylor; Project Leader: Katie Holman; CAD Technician: Garry Reardon; Interior Designer: Leanne Goodwin; Landscape Architect: Nathan Clausen
Now in its eleventh year, Shaw Contract’s Design Awards program honors architecture and design firms that are changing the way people engage and interact with a space.