Studio Leaders: Simona Falvo & Dayne Trower
The township of Hamilton in south-western Victoria is the largest town in the Southern Grampians region.
With the rise of architecturally significant regional galleries, the Hamilton Gallery, along with the Southern Grampians Shire Council and various community stakeholders, is undertaking a master planning and scoping study for the New Hamilton Gallery (NHG) project. The NHG is envisioned as a ‘new world-class gallery for the Southern Grampians Region’ aiming to revitalise the township and attract new tourists markets by creating a destination cultural arts precinct integrated with civic amenities.
The NHG provides an opportunity to create a new point of interest in Hamilton and, at its core, celebrates architecture which has the potential to be fascinating, tactile, adaptable and transformative. Through a creative response to place and landscape, NHG will investigate the role of architecture in acting as key anchor for the revitalisation of Hamilton and the surrounding region.