Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

Ireneinc Planning was engaged by the joint architects Terroir and JPW, to develop a master plan for the redevelopment of the Hobart site of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and adjacent Dunn Place. The site is across four titles and is subject to the provisions of the Sullivan’s Cove Waterfront Authority.

The masterplan identified key site constraints and opportunities, establishing a framework which could successfully accommodate the museums’ current and projected growth needs. The model successfully addressed the provisions of the Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme, as well as the heritage constraints of the site, and the urban fabric of the Cove.

The project progressed to the next stage, and Ireneinc was appointed to work with the project team, including FJMT architects who were appointed to progress stage 1 of the proposal, to be responsible for the preparation of the development application and THC works permit.

The proposal includes alterations to the various components of the site including the forecourt to Dunn Place, Courtyard, Bond Store, Queen’s Warehouse, Commissariat, Link Building, Central Gallery, and 1966 Building. Generally the alterations and modifications are to improve the experience in the gallery spaces and to bring the buildings up to acceptable standards especially for access.

In the course of development of the proposal, regular consultation has been held with key stakeholders, including Hobart City Council, Heritage Tasmania, and the Sullivans Cove Design Panel. The preparation of the Concept Design included broader stakeholder consultation, as well as Design review and concept design.



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