Rocky Hill War Memorial opened in 1925 as a permanent tribute to Goulburn’s men and women who served during World War I. In collaboration with Crone, Urbis designed the extension of the museum in the former caretaker’s cottage at the base of the War Memorial.

In 2020, an extension to the museum was opened, responding to the brief of the Goulburn Mulwaree Council. The extension welcomed a new, purposeful wing sensitively integrated into an existing cultural memorial for fallen soldiers of war.

The new building fuses with the existing cottage through an arrival plaza and naturalistic landscape, drawing inspiration from the surrounding vegetation and rocky stone outcrops.

Key spaces include:

  • Arrival forecourt with accessible ramp from Memorial Road;
  • Lower level lawn event space;
  • Surrounding native landscape setting;
  • Upgraded streetscape and
  • The green roof with native grasses and ornamental rocky outcrops.

This project takes into account the integrated landscape, sustainability, and the existing museum in particular.

Images courtesy of Crone Architects.