Above the Sydney Harbour in Australia, a 34-hectare parkland called the Domain sprawls out on the eastern fringe of the city’s central business district. In 1958, the construction of a freeway through the Domain separated two long-standing establishments: the city’s Royal Botanic Garden (built in the 1810s) and the adjacent Art Gallery of New South Wales (built since the 1870s). Later in the late 1990s, a land bridge was erected that partly reunited the two.

Aerial view of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new SANAA-designed building in 2022. Photo © Iwan Baan < > < > < >

Since envisioned in late 2015, the Sydney Modern Project seeks to further enhance the art museum complex and its surrounding district, transforming the land ...

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