Powerhouse Ultimo announces three-year closure

Powerhouse has released the concept designs for its Ultimo site, a key factor of which is reorienting the museum to the CBD.
Powerhouse. Designer's view of green courtyard.

Powerhouse Ultimo has always struggled with its orientation, facing towards a major city artery with constant traffic flow, making car and pedestrian access challenging.

Key to the site’s redevelopment – revealed this week (4 December) – is a design that will better connect with Sydney’s CBD, and the pedestrian green belt of the Goods Line – the walkway connecting Central Station and Haymarket.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina