SANAA reveals growth to Artwork Gallery of New South Wales

Sydney Modern by SANAA

Pritzker Prize-winning structure studio SANAA has unveiled its design for an extension to the Artwork Gallery of New South Wales, which is at present underneath development in Sydney.

Named Sydney Trendy, the SANAA-designed constructing shall be constructed as an extension to the gallery, which overlooks Sydney Harbour close to the centre of the town.

Sydney Modern by SANAA
Sydney Trendy shall be constructed alongside the Artwork Gallery of New South Wales

Designed to distinction the gallery’s present 19th-century neo-classical buildings, the brand new standalone constructing shall be shaped of a collection of rectangular pavilions that step down a hill in direction of Woolloomooloo Bay.

The 2 buildings shall be separated by a sq. described by the gallery as “a public artwork backyard”.

Sydney Modern by SANAA
The SANAA-designed constructing shall be a collection of rectangular pavilions

The interlocked pavilions shall be related by a big, multi-level atrium that can have views in direction of Sydney Harbour by means of glass partitions.

In whole, the extension will comprise 7,000 sq. metres of gallery house and embrace two galleries which can be every over 1,000 sq. metres with 5.5-metre-high ceilings.

The constructing will even comprise a spread of smaller galleries, studying studios for kids and faculty teams, a devoted studio for creating multimedia works and a rooftop artwork terrace.

Expansion to Art Gallery of New South Wales by SANAA
It’s going to have a big atrium

One other main gallery house shall be underneath the constructing, because the construction shall be constructed on high of a world battle two oil tank.

This house shall be transformed right into a 2,200-square-metre underground artwork house, which shall be used to host large-scale commissions and site-specific performances.

World war two oil tank in Sydney
A world battle two oil tank shall be transformed right into a gallery

The venture, which is scheduled for completion in late 2022, shall be Japanese structure studio SANAA’s first in Australia.

“We hope the Sydney Trendy Challenge shall be a particular place for guests to expertise the shared pleasure of artwork and concepts on this distinctive and exquisite setting,” mentioned Kazuyo Sejima, co-founder of SANAA.

“That is our first constructing in Australia, and we’re delighted it’s being realised.”

Art Gallery of New South Wales near Sydney Harbour
The gallery is situated close to Sydney Harbour

SANAA is a Tokyo-based structure studio that was based by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa in 1995. The studio created a cloud-shaped port terminal constructing for Naoshima island and designed the 2009 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London.

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