Introducing The All-New 30,000sqm NGV Contemporary

By Simon Cassar
28th Feb 2023

A night-time concept render of the new NGV building with lights all around.

With the new build being part of the Victorian Governments’ $1.7 billion injection to the Melbourne arts industry, the NGV Contemporary upon completion will become the largest art, design and exhibition space in Australia.

The concept build has been led by architect Angelo Candalepas who alongside an extensive team of cutting edge Australian architecture, design and engineering companies developed the soon-to-be 30,000sqm space. "Melbourne is the cultural capital of this nation and NGV Contemporary marks its next great offering to the world,” says Candalepas. 

The entire structure will be a tangible display of modern design in itself, with a large spherical hall that reaches up to 40-metres high, a rooftop terrace with its very own sculpture garden and timeless panoramic views of the surrounding Melbourne precinct as well as 13,000 square metres of exhibition space for a rotating program of artists, and works. 

“This dynamic and exciting design for NGV Contemporary creates a unifying civic space that all visitors will remember. With its uplifting and generous architecture, this design provides all Victorians will a timeless building for arts and culture that will be loved for generations”, said Tony Ellwood, Director of The NGV.

The site for the all-new cultural haven will be located on the corner of Kavanagh Street and Southbank Boulevard, behind the pre-existing NGV building. Details on the opening are yet to be confirmed but you keep an eye on all updates on the NGV Contemporary over here

Image credit: NGV Contemporary (supplied) 

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