26 September 2023

Winning design to showcase new NGV

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The architectural design of the new National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has been revealed, including arched entries and an expansive rooftop terrace with views of Melbourne’s CBD, parklands and beyond to the Yarra Ranges.

Announcing the winning design from Angelo Candalepas and Associates, Minister for Creative Industries, Danny Pearson said NGV Contemporary was set to boast 13,000 square metres of display space, crowned with a rooftop sculpture terrace and restaurant.

“Delivering a globally-recognisable landmark to Melbourne, NGV Contemporary will provide unparalleled exhibition spaces, educational spaces, studios and scientific laboratories for conservation of art work,” Mr Pearson said.

“Melbourne Arts Precinct will offer new public parklands which run from St Kilda Road, Southbank and through to Melbourne’s riverfront – connecting the city’s iconic cultural destinations and enveloping NGV Contemporary,” he said.

“Larger than the MCG playing surface, the public parkland will incorporate retail and hospitality offerings along with space for events, performances and new public art.”

The Minister said the winning design was selected from a shortlist in a two-stage process that began with an open call for submissions from Australian architects and multi-discipline design teams.

“Candalepas and Associates will lead a collective of 20 Victorian and Australian-based firms with expertise across architecture, design and engineering,” Mr Pearson said.

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