Art Gallery Humidity Control Package - Riversdale Master Plan

Project Overview

In April 2016, the BundanonTrust announced plans for a $22 million Riversdale Master Plan expansion, construction will see a new subterranean Arthur Boyd gallery, auditorium, restaurant, education spaces and accommodation bridge for 64 people.  The Riversdale Master Plan project is located on the 1100-hectare estate of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, Arthur Boyd. The project will showcase Boyd’s art and create a haven for artists on the banks of the Shoalhaven River.

Climax Air Conditioning was award the the mechanical design and construct package by ADCO Constructions. The purpose built, complex project, will have critically controlled spaces to house the original Arthur Boyd artwork, which is currently kept in Sydney due to the strict temperature and humidity conditions required for storage.

The Mechanicalservices design and construct package will include a bushfire resistant inground geothermal heat exchanger, two reverse cycle heat pump chillers and Air Handling plant complete with humidity control. To maintain the strict conditions required to best preserve the Arthur Boyd works kept in the gallery. The project also consists of DX Air Conditioning systems, Kitchen exhaust, a fully integrated BMCS system, and mechanical electrical works.

Construction is due for completion in late 2021.