Construction of a new five-storey building housing a Museum, Visitor Centre, and the Kaiela Art Gallery and Studio located in the regional city of Shepparton in Victoria.
The 5,300m2 building takes a 33m x 33m cube like form. as well as the museum, it will also house a café and event space, with a roof top viewing deck.
Four L-shaped plates, each of different heights, make up the building’s façade. Each plate is of a different metallic finish; low sheen zinc to the southern approach; matt soft charcoal above the entry to SAM on Wyndham Street; metallic mid-grey facing the park; and rich ochre-red corten steel facing the lake and river plain.
The new Museum is located on the south-eastern corner of Victoria Park Lake to maximise SAM’s greatest asset, the park setting.
Kane Constructions was appointed in early 2019 under a construct only contract to deliverer the new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).