AACC
Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre

Adelaide
2023

ClientArts South Australia

LocationAdelaide, Australia

Date2018-2023

Size19 500 m2 building, 5500m2 exhibition, 2000m2 Gallery of time

ScopeMuseography, design

Project leaderMarc Sarrazin

ArchitectDiller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Woods Bagot

ConsultantRight Angle Studio, Klynton Wanganeen, Dustin Yellin, Australian Dance Theatre

SignagePentagram

LandscapeOculus

AccessibilityKatnich Dodd

Quantity Surv.Deloitte

CoordinatorEkistics

Photo creditDiller Scofidio + Renfro

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) and Woods Bagot, with Studio Adrien Gardere, in charge of museography and design, were appointed for Adelaide Contemporary - renamed the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC) -international design competition organized by Arts South Australia and Malcolm Reading Consultants.

 

The AACC is a new museum showcasing the past, present and future of Aboriginal culture and its artistic practices across all disciplines. The design of the building stems from the Aboriginal conception of the elements that connect us to a place: earth, land and sky.

 

Lower level galleries and terraced landscapes are carved into the earth, providing indoor exhibition spaces that integrate the museum's visible, accessible and dynamic reserves with the performance spaces and space dedicated to traditional Aboriginal welcome ceremonies.

 

The upper galleries break western conventions by introducing exhibition spaces that vary in size, height and light, and offer unique views of the sky, the natural environment and Aboriginal culture.

Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre
Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre
Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre
Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre
Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre

ClientArts South Australia

LocationAdelaide, Australia

Date2018-2023

Size19 500 m2 building, 5500m2 exhibition, 2000m2 Gallery of time

ScopeMuseography, design

Project leaderMarc Sarrazin

ArchitectDiller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Woods Bagot

ConsultantRight Angle Studio, Klynton Wanganeen, Dustin Yellin, Australian Dance Theatre

SignagePentagram

LandscapeOculus

AccessibilityKatnich Dodd

Quantity Surv.Deloitte

CoordinatorEkistics

Photo creditDiller Scofidio + Renfro