Opening of new Bundanon Art Museum by Kerstin Thompson Architects

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Collaborators
Wraight Associates, Craig Burton and Atelier 10.
Area
1,100-hectare property.
Museum a 160-metre-long, 9-metre-wide bridge-like structure, and a subterranean art museum and collections store.
Dates
2018-2021.
Location
170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo, NSW, New South Wales, Australia.
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Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA)

Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA) is a Melbourne-based architecture, landscape and urban design practice with projects in Australia and New Zealand. KTA was established in 1994 by her principal Kerstin Thompson, an Australian architect, born in Melbourne in 1965.  She earned her bachelor's degree in architecture at RMIT in 1989. During her undergraduate studies she worked in the Milan-based studio of Matteo Thun (1987), and in the Melbourne-based practice of Robinson Chen (1988–89). From 1990 to 1994 she was a lecturer in architectural design at RMIT and she completed her Master's in Architecture there in 1998.

She is also Professor of Design at the School of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and Adjunct Professor at RMIT University and Monash University.

The work of the practice encompasses architecture, interiors, landscape and urban design. Their work is extremely varied and ranges in scale and program, from Art and Design Schools for Universities to multi-residential developments, museums, police stations, primary schools and commercial fit-outs.

They have a significant portfolio of individual and multi-residential projects including Napier Street housing: a benchmark for medium density housing included on the Victorian Government’s Good Design files. Other projects include House at Big Hill, House at Hanging Rock, and heritage apartments in the former Channel 9 studios in Bendigo Street, Richmond.

Projects completed for public sector clients include Marysville and Carrum Downs Police Stations, the Visitors Center for the Australian Garden at RBG Cranbourne, Monash University Museum of Art & Ian Potter Sculpture forecourt. Other clients include the MFB, DHS and DEECD.

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