Architect ‘Terroir’ chosen to progress Burnie’s new Iconic Building

Published on 30 October 2019

BRAG

Earlier this year the Burnie City Council welcomed a funding announcement of $5 million by the Coalition Government towards the Burnie Cultural Precinct. 

Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said the “Burnie Cultural Precinct Project is a response to community demand for a more vibrant and connected cultural facility and Council is pleased to announce, that after a lengthy tender process, that Terroir - a Tasmanian Architect firm, has been chosen to progress the initial concept and design stages of the project. 

“This initial concept and design will form Council’s grant application to the Australian Government to secure funding, and will be submitted in March 2020. 

“The Project aims to bring together the Burnie Regional Museum and the Burnie Regional Art Gallery into a contemporary facility that inspires a love of arts and cultural heritage through innovative, educational and participatory experiences. 

“The merger of the two facilities is a key component of the Gallery and Museum Strategic Plan which aims to create a world class cultural precinct, providing a leading visitor experience for the broader community and tourists to Tasmania. 

“We envisage a visually stimulating, iconic building which is sufficient in size to attract national touring exhibitions. The brief stipulates that the building will be energy efficient and possess environmentally sustainable qualities. 

“Terroir and Council will continue consultation with stakeholders during the concept and design stage."