Architect Shortlist for NGV Contemporary Announced
Four Australian design teams have been short-listed in the competition to design and deliver the National Gallery of Victoria’s new contemporary art gallery.
The Victorian government has announced that design teams led by Open Weave, John Wardle Architects, Field, and Angelo Candalepas and Associates are the finalists for the development at 77 Southbank Boulevard in Southbank.
First promised in 2018, the contemporary art gallery will be part of a rebuild of Southbank’s “arts spine” linking the Arts Centre and NGV International on St Kilda Road to Sturt Street.
The gallery confirmed that an Australian team would design the gallery after the state government committed funding in the 2020-21 budget.
Approximately $1.4 billion has been allocated for the development, making it Australia’s biggest cultural infrastructure project.
The gallery will be the largest facility of its kind at 30,000sq m and will showcase contemporary art, design, fashion and architecture of local, national and international significance.
The design competition was launched in January exclusively for Australian architects.
The four shortlisted designs have been selected by the jury for their “innovative design, consideration of sustainability and connection to place”.