Boola Bardip (WA Museum)

Project Outline

With its mix of heritage and contemporary architecture and vibrant communal spaces, the WA Museum Boola Bardip celebrates the unique culture, history and landscape of Western Australia and contributes to revitalising the creative heart of its capital, Perth.

Hassell + OMA brought together designers from around the globe in one unified Perth team to create a place that reflects the distinct Western Australian landscape.

Mondoluce, engaged by Stantec (Perth), collaborated with their team of electrical engineers, lighting designers and key stakeholders involved to provide a holistic lighting solution—assisting in product recommendations, lighting calculations and sample review meetings. Mondoluce is proud to be associated with this landmark project, working alongside an international team and a suite of renowned lighting brands such as ELS, iGuzzini and Intralux.

The new museum is designed as a series of virtual ​stories’ that guide visitors through the major galleries to experience more of the state’s collections. Two intersecting loops mean visitors can explore the museum through vertical and horizontal pathways.

Wandering between the restored heritage-listed buildings and the new contemporary development will feel seamless for visitors. The old and new come together at the centre of the museum to frame a spectacular outdoor ​City Room’ – a public meeting place, event space and program area for the whole community.

A 1,000sqm special exhibition gallery will feature major exhibitions from around Australia and the world. Retail spaces and places to eat and drink are designed to encourage visitors to flow through the museum – especially after hours – contributing to the precinct’s livelihood and growth.

Key Partners

WA Museum (Boola Bardip)

Hassell + OMA

Electrical Engineer:


Electrical Contractor:
Everett Smith

Lighting Designer:

Peter Bennetts

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