Australian National Maritime Museum, Warships Pavilion

Australian National Maritime Museum, Warships Pavilion

Sydney, NSW

Designed in collaboration with architects FJMT, the $11 million facility marks the centenary of World War 1 and commemorates 100 years of service by the Royal Australian Navy. The pavilion is designed to provide an entry to the two war ships creating a dynamic and immersive virtual reality for visitors to experience the legacy of RAN.

The structure is a unique steel frame building with Bondek floors that involved a number of complex transfers. It had to be designed so that the berthing (ship loads), wind on the building and the dead and live loads did not exceed the capacity of the existing pier structure. Buildability was also critical as the ships required an entrance area and both the pier and ships were to remain completely operational throughout construction.


  • 2017 International Architecture Award
  • 2016 World Architecture Festival – Display Category
  • 2016 MBA Excellence Award: Public Buildings – $5M-$10M
  • 2016 MBA Excellence Award: Best Use of Steel
  • 2016 AIA Public Architecture – Commendation
  • 2016 ASI Awards NSW / ACT – High Commendation for Steel Excellence in Clad Structures
  • Master Builders Australia – National Commercial/Industrial Construction Award – $5M-$10M


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