A design for a conservation Museum to house the Admiral, an early excursion boat first launched in Hobart in 1865. The boat itself has undergone a 3 year refurbishment and is almost in original material state and seaworthy condition. The museum presents the vessel in a climate controlled, dust free space suspended from the ceiling framework allowing visitors the opportunity to view this remarkable vessel.

The design is made up of two layers, one object placed within the other. The outer shed layer would be more transparent whilst the inner volume a solid form. The informal gallery space frames the Admiral and faces the Derwent River.

A strip of amenities provides a mezzanine level under the large roof structure. The polycarbonate outer layer allows for control of light within the space and the exposed structural members allude to those found within the boat’s construction