The $800 million relocation of the Powerhouse from its historic site in inner-Sydney Ultimo to Parramatta has been given the green light.
The project, set to become the largest cultural investment in New South Wales since the Sydney Opera House, will include over 18,000sq m of exhibition and public spaces which is anticipated to draw upwards of two million visitors each year.
The project is designed by Paris-based Moreau Kusunoki and local firm Genton, under a consortium nicknamed MKG.
Their design will take shape on the banks of the Parramatta River, about 24 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, and be central to the much-hyped Powerhouse Precinct, which local and state governments hope will transform Parramatta into a 24-hour cultural hub. Continue here