The Fox: NGV Contemporary Design Competition

Melbourne, Australia
Development Victoria
Competition 2021

We began by asking ourselves anew, where has the gallery come from, and where is it going? We found a continual process of reinvention, from exclusivity to democracy and inclusion, placing visitors at the centre.

We proposed an armature of potential, a large enclosure, claiming space – for people, for art – asserting its place on the skyline, creating a bold outline while also remaining open. Our armature creates a framework of possibility, simultaneously defined and transparent, a playful counter to the mass and closure of NGVI, offering opportunities for the realisation of ambitious, urban scale installations.

With Kerstin Thompson Architects, SBLA Studio, Tellart, Rory Hyde, Büro North, Arup and Kat Rodwell.