New South Wales
The new Sydney Modern building designed by SANAA is the centrepiece of the once-in-a-generation transformation of the Art Gallery of NSW on Gadigal Country overlooking Sydney Harbour.
Architectus played a key role as Executive Architect, supporting SANAA. Architectus’ urban planning team were key in securing approval of the State Significant Development Application. SANAA’s concept responds to the beauty of the project site, with interlocking pavilions that reach out to the city, The Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens as they cascade towards the harbour.
The pavilions double exhibition space and create new outdoor public spaces for everyone to enjoy. The expansion has a 6-star Green Star design rating, incorporating the latest technology aligned with environmental, economic and social sustainability goals, including repurposing a former WWII fuel tank as a spectacular art space.
By integrating art, architecture and landscape, the design has delivered an art museum experience distinctive to Sydney.