The Australian War Memorial’s Hall of valour opened in 2011 and this beautifully elegant and quiet space exhibits the Memorial’s full collection of Victoria Cross and George Cross medals for the first time. It also honours the 100 Australians who have received the Victoria Cross and the 9 Australian Defence personnel who have directly received the George Cross.
The gallery was designed by Sydney based architects Johnson Pilton Walker and has become the flagship gallery for one of Australia’s most prominent institutions. The Hall Valour project, consisting of over 100 cases, primarily required a suite of over 70 custom-made medial showcases that had to perform to a very high security rating.
The completed Australian War Memorial Hall of Valour is a wonderful example of collaborative design and development, meeting and exceeding both tight brief and aesthetic requirements.
Designed by Sydney based Architects Johnson Pilton Walker
Photography by Brett Boardman Photography