Steven Holl Architects Shortlisted for Sydney Powerhouse Museum Competition

Steven Holl Architects, in collaboration with Conrad Gargett, has been selected as one of six finalists for the Powerhouse Precinct at Paramatta, £218 million applied arts and science museum.
The Powerhouse Precinct is the largest cultural infrastructure project currently being undertaken in Australia. It will transform and renew one of Australia’s oldest and most important cultural institutions, setting an international benchmark in cultural precinct design.
Founded in 1879, the Powerhouse Museum is a major collection of 500,000 objects relating to science and industry. The organisation has been based in Sydney’s Ultimo district since 1988 and is part of New South Wales’s larger Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). The competition -focused on a 24-hour museum- will showcase the internationally-significant MAAS collection and support a dynamic program of changing exhibitions.
SHA is honored to be selected and is excited to move on to the next phase of the competition.