Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

  • Client: Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Architect: Architect Marshall
  • Contractor: Watpac
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: The Rocks, Sydney
  • Type: Public Buildings

Originally the site of a naval dock, the former Maritime Services Board building was taken over by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in 1991. The redevelopment of the MCA, which began in late 2010, has been a joint government and private enterprise to revitalise one of the most historic sites in Sydney’s Circular Quay. The formerly cloistered building has been opened up, allowing for easier access to high vaulted rooms, which display pieces from the MCA selection, as well as expanded areas for public talks and education. The construction was completed in early 2012, and the MCA reopened to the public on March 29, 2012.

Surface Design engineered the structurally glazed foyer facade, which features 7m high glass wall, as well as the patch fitted, glazed lift shaft, and the other window elements on the building.