SANAA-Designed Expansion of Sydney’s Main Art Museum Opens | Architectural Record
Architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, of Pritzker Prize-winning SANAA, have taken this vision to heart with their expansion to AGNSW—a 180,000-square-foot stand-alone building, set to open to the public on December 3rd. Comprising a series of interlocking pavilions, the volumes fan down a site that slopes from the city’s Royal Botanic Garden toward its world-famous harbor. A generous use of glass and kite-like roofs supported on slender columns lend the ensemble a transparency and approachability that contrast sharply with the museum’s existing building, or more accurately, series of buildings—all of which sit behind an imposing neoclassical Sydney sandstone facade dating from the late 19th century.
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