sydney modern project . sydney

SANAA . photos: © Tony Lam

Topping out for Sydney Modern Project.

Our vision for the Sydney Modern Project is to transform the Art Gallery of New South Wales into an art museum campus that connects people seamlessly with art, architecture and landscape. Today, you can see that vision becoming a reality as our stunning new building takes shape in this special place overlooking Sydney Harbour, on Gadigal Country.

In November 2020, we marked a major milestone for the Sydney Modern Project with one year of construction completed. Despite 2020 presenting some unprecedented challenges, Richard Crookes Constructions made great progress and building continued on schedule. Some of the key milestones achieved include completion of bulk demolition, excavation and piling works, high-voltage electrical diversions, establishment of two tower cranes on site, and entering the ‘build phase’ of the project with the concrete foundations, formwork and structural steel starting to take shape. To give you a glimpse of the work going on behind the hoarding, here’s the first year of construction captured by timelapse video.

In September 2020 we marked an exciting construction milestone for the Art Gallery of NSW expansion – the Sydney Modern Project – as concrete foundations began to be poured for our new building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects SANAA.

To give you a glimpse – and a bird’s eye view – of the work behind the hoarding, the Gallery has produced the first in a series of short timelapse videos. Take a look! We’re capturing the build through cameras installed at key vantage points around the site, and we look forward to regularly sharing highlights with you.