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Tokyo-based SANAA has designed a new addition to the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) in Sydney. As the firm's first building in Australia, the project will transform the flagship art museum and connect through an outdoor public art garden overlooking Sydney Harbor. The new building is designed to contrast the Gallery’s 19th-century neo-classical building as a light, transparent and open addition. Dubbed the Sydney Modern Project, the $344 million (AUD) transformation includes the development of SANAA's new standalone building. The project aims to give prominence to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, as well as revitalizing the Gallery’s existing building. Doubling AGNSW’s total exhibition space, SANAA’s building responds to the site’s topography with a series of pavilions that cascade down towards Woolloomooloo Bay. View more View full description
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