Sydney Gallery set to receive $344m development
By Sarah Wells on 27 November 2018
Sydney Art Gallery is set to receive a $344 million development after the planning has been granted approval. Designed by SANAA architects, the project is expected to double the number of visitors at the same time, expand the current exhibition space to showcase more of the gallery’s collections.
The new space includes roof terraces and landscaping, multipurpose spaces, art research and education spaces, visitor amenities, retail and food and beverage facilities, exhibition space and a new entry plaza, among others. The expansion of the display of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks will also be included in the development, allowing visitors to see the indigenous arts first as they enter the gallery.
Early next year, the construction will begin and is due for completion in time for the gallery’s 150th anniversary in 2021. The NSW Government is allocating $244 million to the project and through private donations, the remaining $100 million will be funded.
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