Orange Regional Museum in line for national architecture award

BEST IN AUSTRALIA?: The Orange Regional Museum is a finalist in the National Architecture Awards.

BEST IN AUSTRALIA?: The Orange Regional Museum is a finalist in the National Architecture Awards.

JUST months after claiming a state award, the Orange Regional Museum is in line for a prestigious national architecture honour.

The museum, which was designed by Sydney firm Crone Architects, has earned a berth as a finalist in the 2017 National Architecture Awards.

It is one of seven buildings in contention to take out the Public Architecture category.

A record field of 983 projects were entered for consideration in this year’s awards.

As of Friday, with the announcement of the shortlists for the 14 categories, Orange’s museum and 71 other structures across the country are finalists.

The winners will be announced in Canberra on November 2.

Earlier this year the museum took out the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture at the NSW Architecture Awards.

The jury which decided that award described the structure as a “bold, large-scale intervention [which] re-organises a whole city block through the application of a combined landscape, architectural and urban solution”.

STIFF COMPETITION

The other finalists in the museum’s category:

  • Act for Kids Child and Family Centre of Excellence (Queensland)
  • East Pilbara Arts Centre (Western Australia)
  • Juanita Nielsen Community Centre (NSW)
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital (Queensland)
  • The Globe (Queensland)
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (Victoria)
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