Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta International Design Competition

This competition’s aim is to identify and select an outstanding design team and concept design for the new museum at Parramatta.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project/EOI, Restricted, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Museum
Country Parramatta, Australia
RegDeadline 18 March 2019 GoogleCal iCal
18 March 2019 (via Online)
Eligibility One of the submitting architectural firms must have experience and demonstrated capability as a lead architect on a built project of comparable complexity and program of at least AUD $200M.

The Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta International Design Competition is an open, global, two-stage search for an outstanding, world-class team ? with exceptional skills in design and placemaking ? for the landmark new Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta, Sydney.
The centrepiece of the precinct is a 24-hour museum, a new global cultural icon, that will be built on the banks of the Parramatta River in Sydney’s newly-designated Central River City, one of the fastest-growing parts of the region.
The new museum will house Australia’s largest and most advanced planetarium with ultra-high-resolution 3D video and multi-channel immersive audio, and deliver Australia’s first dedicated learning space devoted to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). A total of 18,000 sqm of purpose-built exhibition and public spaces will enable the museum to embrace a new curatorial strategy of integrated and immersive programs.
The project client, Create Infrastructure, is seeking creative multidisciplinary teams led by an architect. The competition welcomes both Australian and international design teams and actively encourages creative and intellectual collaborations between established and emerging talent.

Not yet announced

Design commission
At least five finalist teams will be selected at stage two and each finalist team will receive an honorarium of AUD $150,000.

Entry Fee

Shortlist Announced: May 2019
Stage Two Launch: June 2019
Site Visit: July 2019
Submission Deadline: September 2019
Jury Interviews: Q4 2019
Winner Announced: Q4 2019

Malcolm Reading Consultants Limited

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