NGV Architecture Commission 2017


State Victoria
Client The National Gallery of Victoria
Competition Anonymous Two Stage Design Competition
Winner Retallack Thompson and Other Architects



Jury
Amy Muir MUIR Architecture & AIA Victorian Chapter Councillor
Corbett Lyon Lyons Architecture & NGV Trustee
Ewan McEoin Curator Contemporary Design & Architecture NGV
Jill Garner
Government Architect OVGA
Naomi Stead  Head of Monash School of Architecture & Academic
SueAnne Ware Head of Architecture and Built Environment at University of Newcastle





The NGV Architecture Commission is an annual open competition, which asks architects to consider innovative ways to activate one of Melbourne’s great civic spaces, the NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden, with a thought-provoking work of temporary architecture.

The winning design entitled Garden Wall by Retallack Thompson and Other Architects, is an elegantly-designed structure comprising over 260 white walls clad in transparent woven mesh, which offered visitors the opportunity to rediscover NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden. Each of the enfenced ‘rooms’ framed particular features found in the garden, including Henry Moore’s bronze sculpture Draped seated woman, 1958, heightening visitors’ encounters with the artworks and furniture, trees and plantings that are circumferenced by the walls.

This commission received the Small Project Architecture Award at the 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards.

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