New Powerhouse Museum design unveiled
The design for the relocated Powerhouse Museum has been selected with Moreau Kusunoki [Lead Design Architect] and Genton [Local Design Architect] chosen to establish the first major museum to be based in Western Sydney.
The architectural team’s bold vision for the museum has been selected following an international design competition which commenced in January 2019.
The relocated Powerhouse Museum represents the largest investment in arts and culture infrastructure since the Sydney Opera House. Once this museum is built – there simply will not be another building like it in Australia – it will be a leading cultural institution in the South Pacific.
The successful architects will now progress their design, signalling the next stage in the transformation of one of Australia’s most important cultural institutions.
The new museum will attract leading researchers, scientists and creatives from across Australia and around the world, while also providing ongoing opportunities for students from across NSW.
Moreau Kusunoki and Genton said: “We envisage the new Powerhouse Museum as a hyper-platform, a building with many functions and limitless potential. The building will tread lightly on the site, with the architecture opening up towards the river, providing generous public space and creating an open 24-hour precinct.”
The international architectural competition saw more than 74 entries received from 20 countries. Find out more via the Powerhouse Museum website.
Images: Powerhouse Parramatta. Design by Moreau Kusunoki and Genton.
Published: 17 December 2019