Qantas Founders Outback MuseumQantas Founder Outback Museum
Part of the brief for the creation of this museum was to capture the tale of the founders of Qantas who were forced to overcome the harsh Queensland environment and remote location to establish the Qantas in existence today. The result is a stunning silver building rising from the hot red earth at Longreach airport, Queensland. Due to the harsh and unforgiving terrain found at parts of Longreach and the long distance from other highly populated regions, a significant component of this project design was to ensure that we could provide the best sun protection and shade from the hot environment, and to ensure that we made the best use of water resources, which are scarce in this remote location. The museum had to also operate as a commercially viable project so the balance between innovation and sustainability, and commercial success and aesthetics was a challenge that we successfully met.