NGV Architecture Commission 2018


State Victoria
Client The National Gallery of Victoria
Competition Anonymous Two Stage Design Competition
Winner MUIR Architecture + Openwork
Jury
Corbett Lyon
Founding Director, Lyons Architecture & NGV Trustee
Eugenia Lim Founding Editor, Assemble Papers
Isabelle Tolland Director, Aileen Sage Architects
Lisa Byrne Director, McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery
Stefan Preuss Associate Government Architect OVGA




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 NGV Architecture Commission Design Competition process was developed and delivered by CityLab.

The winning proposal entitled Doubleground draws from the façade forms, timber linings and internal courtyards of Grounds’ 1960s design, resulting in a multi-level installation that offers new vistas and perspectives for visitors to experience the NGV Garden.

This commission was the recipient of the 2019 Small Project Architecture Award (National Architecture Awards), the 2019 Kevin Borland Award for Small Project Architecture (Victorian Architecture Award), the 2019 Small Project Award of Excellence (Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards), and the 2019 Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award (Think Brick Awards).

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