Sydney Modern Project
The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ expansion – the Sydney Modern Project – will create a new art museum experience across two buildings connected by a public art garden.
It is estimated that the project will inject a substantial amount of money into the economy over the next 25 years and significantly increase the Gallery’s annual visitation rate.
The new building is designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architects SANAA. It will be built beside the current Gallery, almost doubling its existing floor space and reinforcing its position as a world-class cultural institution. The Gallery is the first public art museum in Australia to achieve the highest environmental standard with the design of its new building achieving a Green Building Council of Australia 6-star Green Star design rating.
Delivery of the Project is being managed by Infrastructure NSW on behalf of the NSW Government and in collaboration with the Art Gallery of NSW and Create Infrastructure.
Richard Crookes Constructions is the selected contractor. Works have commenced on site and construction is scheduled for completion in 2022. The Gallery remains open during construction.
For more information, visit: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/sydney-modern-project/
Setting new standards for sustainable design
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is the first art museum to receive a 6-star design rating from Australia’s Green Building Council for the Sydney Modern Project. It features as part of Building A Better Future, a series of short films produced by the BBC exploring leading sustainable developments from around the world, highlighting the way in which architecture can have a profound effect on the quality of people’s lives. Watch the 5 minute video.