Project at a glance
“Powerhouse Parramatta is one of the largest structural engineering and architecturally complex projects under way in Australia and an impressive example of design excellence.”
Read more at Powerhouse Parramatta | Infrastructure NSW
Who is it for
The Parramatta Powerhouse project is for everyone curious about art, culture, applied science, and design. It will be of major interest to locals, interstate visitors and international visitors.
Western Sydney will benefit from the location of a major museum of international significance in Parramatta.
Who is involved
The many people and organisations involved include:
- The project was designed by Moreau Kusunoki (Lead Design Architect) and Genton (Local Design Architect). The design was selected following an international design competition commenced by Create NSW in January 2019.
- Lendlease Construction is responsible for the construction of the Parramatta Powerhouse project.
- Green Star Buildings is helping to deliver a sustainable, climate ready community asset.
- Over 18,000 sqm of exhibition and public space. Rises to seven stories across two wings.
- High-quality built form and landscape design with close connection to Parramatta River foreshore. See Powerhouse Museum - Powerhouse Parramatta Architects
- First public building to target a 6 Star Green Star Building rating. See Sustainability | Powerhouse Parramatta | Infrastructure NSW (insw.com)
- Large enabling steel exoskeleton that gives the Museum its striking appearance. See Powerhouse Museum - Powerhouse Parramatta | Exoskeleton
“Design of the museum, and in particular, the exoskeleton, is deliberately inorganic and machine-like”
- From Nicolas Moreau, Moreau Kusunoki (Lead Designer) - interview Powerhouse Museum website.
For a detailed overview of features see Powerhouse Parramatta | Infrastructure NSW (insw.com)
The design was selected following an international design competition commenced by Create NSW in January 2019.
The Parramatta Powerhouse project is expected to be completed in 2025.
See Construction timeline at Construction | (insw.com)
You can find more information about the Parramatta Powerhouse project at
Pictured: Above right, Powerhouse Parramatta. Design image by Moreau Kusunoki Genton