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Eromanga Natural History Museum wins at regional architecture awards

We’re proud to share that Eromanga Natural History Museum has won the People’s Choice Award and a commendation in the Public Architecture Category at Queensland’s Darling Downs Regional Awards.

Every year, the Australian Institute of Architects recognises design excellence across each state. The regional awards cater to Queensland’s expansive geography and climatic zones with winners and recipients progressing to the 2024 Queensland Architecture Awards, to be announced on 21 June.

Located on Boonthamurra Country, Eromanga is a place of extremes – known for being the Australian town furthest from the sea with yearly temperature fluctuations of 50 degrees. Understanding the remote context and the client’s not-for-profit status, the museum is designed to endure the climatic highs and lows through robust systems and materials. With rich surroundings of red soil and bloodwood trees, the concrete form insulates and shelters the internal environment, while providing a canvas to engage with the Australian bush.

“Standing proudly resolute in the landscape, the interior views capture critical moments of the context while the building simultaneously shelters the observer from the often harsh and unforgiving outside climate. As the first of future stages to come, the facility creates a benchmark for its future expansion.”– Jury Citation  

Congratulations to all the entrants this year, thank you to the jury and everyone who voted for Eromanga! 

Eromanga Natural History Museum surrounding landscape

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