Gallery: Material Efficient Plane Hangar & Museum Takes Inspiration Fro...

The Hangar in Pokolbin, Australia serves as a gallery, public museum and operational facility for a collection of World War Two fighter aircraft. Located on the edge of a country airstrip, the accordion steel building features a striking design and cantilevered roof. Designed by Newport, Australia-based Peter Stutchbury Architects, the plane hangar's form was derived from the profile of a wing, which gains strength through efficient design. Constructed of steel, the roof is engineered to cantilever out 12 meters beyond the hangar and reduces overall material use to become an economical and environmentally responsible space.

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