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. Exhibition spaces will be minimal and simple in design to maximise the scale and volume, ensuring exhibitions are prominent within the space.
Be the first major cultural institution to be built in Western Sydney. Communities across the Greater Sydney region will have increased access to exhibitions, educational and community programs.
Be a high-quality built form and landscape design that achieves design excellence. It will connect to the Parramatta River foreshore and deliver expansive public spaces for the whole community.
Powerhouse Parramatta fly-through
Architects Moreau Kusunoki (lead designer) and Genton (local architect) have created a building with endless possibilities, flexible spaces and multiple functions.
The museum has 7 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.