Genton is honoured to have been shortlisted in partnership with Moreau Kusunoki for the Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta International Design Competition – the largest cultural infrastructure project in Australia. Our vision for the project will challenge the conventional programme of the modern-day museum to create a place of collective memory, reflection and community.
Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Minister for the Arts, Don Harwin, announced the six design teams shortlisted for the landmark new Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta, Sydney. 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.
The competition focused on a 24-hour museum that will showcase the internationally-significant Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) collection and support a dynamic program of changing exhibitions welcomed both Australian and international design teams. It actively encouraged creative and intellectual collaborations between established and emerging talent.