Six finalists shortlisted for Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta competition in Sydney

            <img src="" border="0" />The <a href="" >two-stage competition</a> for the new Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta in Sydney, Australia attracted&nbsp;74 expressions of interest from a whopping 529 individual firms representing 20 countries. Today, New South Wales Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced the six finalist teams who were invited to create design concepts for the cultural precinct.

Selected by the Shortlisting Panel Jury, the finalists are a competitive group of established and emerging firms. They are:

  • AL_A (UK) and Architectus (Australia)
  • Bernardes Architecture (Brazil) and Scale Architecture (Australia)
  • BVN Architecture (Australia) and Carlo Ratti Associati (Italy)
  • CHROFI (Australia) with Reko Rennie (Australia)
  • Moreau Kusunoki (France) and Genton (Australia)
  • Steven Holl Architects (United States) and Conrad Gargett (Australia)

With a current budget of AUD$400 million (approx. USD$279.8 million), the project will comprise 18,000 sq.m. of purpose-built exhibition spaces, public spaces, and a pedestrian bridge over the P…

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