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Shepparton Art Museum shortlist announced

The Greater Shepparton City Council has announced the five shortlisted practices competing to design the $34.5-million new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).

The shortlisted practices are:

  • Denton Corker Marshall
  • John Wardle Architects
  • Kerstin Thompson Architects
  • Lyons
  • MvS Architects

In July 2016, the Greater Shepparton City Council called for expressions of interest for a two-stage competition to design the new art gallery for the regional Victorian town of Shepparton, located 190 kilometres north of Melbourne.

The new art gallery, to be located on a site adjacent to Victoria Park Lake and the Goulburn Valley Highway, will replace the existing art gallery in Welsford Street.

The competition attracted 88 entrants. A seven-member jury, made up of professionals from the arts, architecture/design, academia, Indigenous architecture and related industries, assessed the entries based on three key criteria:

  • design approach (50 percent) – the quality and strength of the design teams’ ideas, approach and strategy
  • capacity (30 percent) – the teams’ ability to deliver architecture and landscape design of a similar scale
  • experience (20 percent) – the teams’ skills, experience and qualifications.

Each shortlisted practice will receive a $7,000 honorarium to further develop its designs. The shortlisted design concepts will go on public exhibition from 16 January to 17 February 2017.

The winning entry, which will be awarded a $10,000 prize, will be announced on 27 April 2017.

The $34.5-million project is funded by local, state and federal governments, each of which has committed $10 million. The remaining $4.5 million is being contributed by the SAM Foundation.

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