Sydney Modern Project Aerial view of the evolved design concept
Sydney Modern Project Landscape concept includes 24-hour pedestrian access through the site
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At our magnificent site in Sydney, where extraordinary beauty is overlaid by complex world histories, we are transforming our much-loved Art Gallery of New South Wales into a 21st-century art museum that will inspire both local and international audiences.
The Sydney Modern Project will create a global art museum for a global city with new and expanded spaces for art, live performance and film along with spaces to study and participate in cultural programs.
Through the creative collaboration between the Gallery and SANAA, our new building will enrich Sydney’s eastern cultural precinct, strengthening links with the local community and improving access between the Gallery, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House, the CBD and Woolloomooloo.
Hear Gallery director Michael Brand in conversation with Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, SANAA. Find out more
SANAA has been working on the evolution of the design concept with Gallery staff and the wider community, and on the landscape design with landscape architecture firm McGregor Coxall.