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10 January 2022
In the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, the newly built art bridge by Kerstin Thompson Architects will open on January 29th 2022. Funded by the federal and the state government, the $34 million Bundanon Trust project seeks to capture an understanding of landscape and art.
Designed in collaboration with Wraight and Associates, Craig Burton and Atelier Ten, the project consists of a 160m long bridge as well as a subterranean art museum. The landscape of the 1,100-hectare property reflects the paintings of Arthur Boyd and was established by Boyd and his wife Yvonne in 1993. The property also boasts a creative learning centre, accommodation for 64 guests and cafe and dining facilities.
Both the art museum and the bridge respond to current and future climatic conditions, making the project an architectural feat. The project has a net-zero ambition and as such is built almost entirely from local materials. It also features solar power, passive temperature control, rainwater harvesting, black water treatment and fireproofing against bushfires.