Zauner Construction awarded for MAMA

09 June 2016

Zauner Construction has been honoured at the Victorian Master Builder Awards, winning Commercial Builder of the Year Award for its redevelopment of two heritage buildings into the Murray Art Museum (MAMA).

Zauner redeveloped the 1907 Town Hall and 1860 Burrows House (originally the Crowns Land Office) to become a cutting-edge art museum with 10 galleries.

Master Builders Association of Victoria CEO Radley de Silva said: “The achievements with this construction will ensure this museum continues to be a community hub for many years to come. The successful adaptation of heritage-listed buildings always presents a challenge.”

Zauner Construction will now also compete in the NSW Regional Master Builder Awards to be held in Wagga Wagga on 17 June and also the Victorian State Excellence in Construction Awards to be held on 12 August.

Zauner Managing Director Garry Zauner was thrilled with the award.

“This is an excellent acknowledgement of the skill, hard work and commitment of our Z team and also due recognition of the courage and commitment of our valued client AlburyCity Council in its continued commitment to undertake world class buildings in regional Australia,” Mr Zauner said.

AlburyCity Mayor Henk van de Ven said the community should be proud of MAMA.

“This is award-winning redevelopment that has revitalised the city’s arts precinct and repositioned Albury as a major cultural destination,” Cr van de Ven said.

MAMA Director Jacqui Hemsley said Zauner Construction's award followed recognition for MAMA as one of Australia’s best new art museum/galleries.

MAMA was recently named overall National Winner at the Museums & Galleries National Awards (MAGNAs) at a ceremony in New Zealand.