National Museum of Australia Cafe by ARM

Located within the current axis restaurant and Coliseum cafe, the new National Museum of Australia Cafe extends south-west to capture views of Lake Burley Griffin, providing an incredible lakeside dining experience.

Architects: ARM Architecture
Location: Canberra, Australia
Photography: John Gollings

The reshaped consolidates the existing restaurant and cafeteria into one cafe-style dining space. The extension and original architecture are all designed by the Australian architectural design firm ARM (Ashton Raggatt McDougall).

Inspiration from architect:

With the new cafe, the Boolean string continues out of the Main Hall as an imaginary line, returning to the site with a sweeping gesture over Lake Burley Griffin, reconnecting the Main Hall at its south-west corner, enmeshing the cafe with its lake side surrounds.