Australian War Memorial Hall of Valour

Canberra, Australia
Completed 2010
Heritage & Adaptive Reuse, Exhibition

The Hall of Valour honours Australians who have received the Victoria Cross, the highest award for bravery in time of war.

Inspired by the geometry of the Memorial building and the Victoria Cross medal, the exhibition is situated directly below the Hall of Memory and creates a symbolic space that is both monumental and intimate.

JPW designed the space and the exhibition displays which provide an appropriate setting for display and interpretation of the Memorial’s collection of Victoria Cross medals, and the gallantry of the individuals they honour.

2012 IES Lighting Design Award of Excellence, IES (Australia & New Zealand) Lighting Design Awards

2011 IES Lighting Design Award of Excellence, IES (NSW) Lighting Design Awards

2011 W Hayward Morris Award for Interior Architecture, ACT Architecture Awards

Delivered on time and within budget, the architect managed all aspects of the interior and exhibition design – no small feat given the requirement for ‘museum conservation standards’ and high security.

JPW have conceived and resolved a memorable interior design outcome.

W Hayward Morris Award for Interior Architecture
AIA Jury Citation

JPW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country and honours their continuing connection to lands, waters, skies and communities.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging – as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work; and the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation on whose land our Studio is located.