The new Orange Regional Museum is a vibrant place where the local community’s history and stories are displayed, studied and celebrated.
Urbis, in collaboration with Crone Partners, designed the museum’s public domain. It includes a rejuvenated civic plaza with a network of public spaces at ground level and a rooftop sculpture terrace. The grass rooftop terrace provides an elevated viewing platform within the city. This creates an enchanting connection to the adjacent Robertson Park and the Holy Trinity Anglican Church spire.
The Orange Regional Museum has transformed the city’s civic and cultural precinct.
It is a vibrant space where the local community’s history and stories will be displayed, studied and celebrated and provides a wonderfully optimistic new public domain.
Urbis led the landscape design for the museum’s public spaces. The design is focused on sustainability and cleverly incorporates elements to cope with the extreme temperatures experienced in Orange. Visitors will be able to take in their surrounds while walking, playing and picnicking on the museum’s sloping rooftop lawn.
This project recently won the Australia Award for Urban Design, Delivered Outcome – Small Scale at the 2017 Australian Urban Design Awards (AUDA), along with the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture and the NSW Premier’s Prize at the 2017 NSW Architectural Awards. Congratulations to our partners on this project, Crone Architects, for the well-deserved wins.