Powerhouse Parramatta will provide a world-class contemporary museum for Australia, dedicated to showcasing the continued impact of the applied arts and applied sciences on the world through technology, innovation, design and engineering.
Powerhouse Parramatta will deliver:
Over 18,000 sqm of exhibition and public space, including flexible international museum standard exhibition spaces. The design of each exhibition space will maximise scale and volume. Minimal and simple internal surfaces will ensure the prominence of exhibitions within the space.
The first major NSW cultural institution to be established in Western Sydney, increasing access to culture for all and reflecting the diverse communities of Greater Sydney.
A high-quality built form and landscape design that achieves design excellence and caters for multiple uses, with a close connection to the Parramatta River foreshore and expansive public spaces.
Architects Moreau Kusunoki (lead designer) and Genton (local architect) have created a building with endless possibilities, flexible spaces and multiple functions.
The museum will have seven large exhibition and gallery spaces that amplify social and cultural experiences. The design hinges on the Japanese concept of Ma, a 3-dimensional layer of interstitial space, to provide transparent connecting spaces full of natural light. The design champions this through the exoskeleton which allows for the linking of exhibition halls together to offer incidental moments within the larger museum experience.