Art Gallery of NSW expansion – Sydney Modern Project

Rammed earth walls form a key part of the new building designed by SANAA that is part of the Art Gallery of NSW's expansion and transformation, located in Sydney's CBD. Rammed earth walls sweep through glazed panels and connected pavilions of two levels of the new building, seamlessly linking between internal and outdoor landscaped areas, anchoring the building within its site.

Designed by Pritzker prize-winning architects, SANAA, this will be a world class building that people will visit for both its art and architecture. This “once in a generation project” is also Australia’s first art museum to be awarded the highest rating for sustainable design from the Green Building Council of Australia – a 6 star Green Star design rating.

It’s an interesting project for our rammed earth crew. The intricacies of the site have led us to develop a new methodology for building rammed earth in challenging locations.

Further information including project images and a virtual fly-through video  is available on the Sydney Modern Project website:



Art Gallery of NSW/Infrastructure NSW