The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ highly anticipated $344m expansion opened to the public last month. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA, it almost doubles the AGNSW’s exhibition space, to 16,000 sq metres. The innovative building overlooking Sydney Harbour, is expected to bring an extra two million visitors to the Art Gallery of New South Wales every year.
“It has been a wonderful honour to design such an important public building in Sydney. Working closely with the Art Gallery of New South Wales team, we aimed to design an art museum building that is harmonious with its surroundings, one that breathes with the city, the park and the harbour. We hope it will be a special place where visitors feel connected to art wherever they are in this beautiful setting,” said the SANAA principals Sejima and Nishizawa in a joint statement.
Learn more about this project on the Art Gallery’s website.