Tensile was engaged to design and construct Webnet mesh safety barriers along the walkways and outdoor spaces of the Bundanon Art Museum at Illaroo in NSW.

A stunning architectural development housing numerous significant contemporary art collections, the Bundanon museum is situated on a 1,100-hectare property near the Shoalhaven River that was gifted by artist Arthur Boyd in 1993.

The structure is part gallery, and part bridge. It’s built into the rolling hillside, with some subterranean spaces. The bridge section, which runs over the valley, has spaces for accommodation and events, and provides magnificent views of the landscape and river.

The design was partially inspired by Australia’s historic trestle bridges. Sustainability and flood and bushfire resilience have also been strongly embedded into the design.

Project credits

Architect: Kerstin Thompson Architects 

Builder: ADCO Constructions 

Landscaping: Wraight + Associates Ltd.