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Arthur & Yvonne Boyd Art Centre

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Glenn Murcutt
location Riversdale
function education, student housing
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Perched on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, the Arthur Boyd Centre is one of the most beautifully crafted buildings by Pritzker Prize winner Glenn Murcutt in association with Reg Clark and Wendy Levin. It serves as a retreat for artists in residence and visiting students of art, music and theater. Using simple construction techniques that are highly detailed, the building is divided into two distinct parts, a large multipurpose room with kitchen, which is adjacent to dormitory rooms that can house up to 32 people. Water is collected through large sloping roofs, designed to reflect the Shoalhaven Valley. Large white panels guide the morning sun as it rises over the river. They also block out the hot afternoon sun, negating the need for any heating or air conditioning in the buildings. In 2001, it received the Royal Australian Institute of Architects most prestigious Federal Award, and the building was also instrumental in Murcutt receiving the Pritzker Prize of Architecture in 2002.

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how many is the area?
Oliver says:
Oh, ditto
Murray says:
I must say I do agree, Sam.
Sam says:
I think the Boyd art centre, is definitely one of Murcutt's finest works.
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Arthur & Yvonne Boyd Art Centre
Bundanon Road 1
Project is public!
Opening hours The Arthur and Yvonne Education Centre at Riversdale is available to view by appointment. For guided tours of the Centre, bush walks and time to enjoy the view over a picnic lunch, contact Sarah Bowden on 4422 2100, email
How to get there? From the town of Nowra, head west on Illaroo Road from Highway 1 for 13.5 kilometres. Turn left off Illaroo Road onto a dirt road which is signposted to Bundanon. Follow the dirt road for approximately 500 metres then turn left onto Riversdale Road, which is sign posted to the Boyd Education Centre.
Completion 1999
ArchitectGlenn Murcutt
associate architectReg Clark
associate architectWendy Lewin
Project ID 1905
Latitude/Longitude 34°52'00S 150°29'36E
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