The opportunity to be part of what is being called ‘a once in a generation project’ has taken us to central Sydney, to build extensive rammed earth walls for the new section of the Art Gallery of NSW. With nearly 1400sqm of rammed earth walls on two levels, the 6m high walls sweep through glazed panels and connected pavilions, linking the inside art spaces to the outside sculpture and public garden areas and anchoring the air and light filled structures to the Sydney sandstone. The architects for this project are the Pritzker Prize-winning team at SANAA, who have a track history of designing extraordinary buildings for major art galleries around the world.
The material we have selected to use in the walls reflects the local sandstone.
This is Australia’s first art museum to be awarded the highest rating for sustainable design.
Much more about the design and concept of the new gallery is described on the web pages of the Art Gallery of NSW, as is progress of the project. Check out the ‘fly through’ video by the Art Gallery of NSW on YouTube, too!