The EIS submission skirts the cutaway controversy, simply stating that alternative designs were explored and discussed with key stakeholders, resulting in a “consensus agreement that a large, flexible public space and temporary exhibition space is the best outcome for Sydney”.
Detailed design work by architect FJMT Studio requires the encapsulation of the existing roof vents and internal modifications to create a main entrance and facade adjacent to Nawi Cove, an event hall, cafe, temporary gallery spaces and community education and learning space. The Barangaroo venue would complement the renovation of Walsh Bay’s arts district, it said.
First Nations cultural events and exhibits may be held as part of the program at the Cutaway. There would be opportunities for the Cutaway to maximize the impact of Aboriginal culture and heritage through the design, naming, signage, management and programming of the space.
The proposal includes an interpretation of Sydney Ports’ demolished harbor control tower, which is said to rise four stories in front of the entrance and appear to resemble a giant pedunculated sculpture, similar in shape and size to the large plinths in the main concourse. Artist Jake Nash consults on the final form.
Plans are for the cutaway to operate 24/7, allowing for overnight cleaning, galley operation, security operation, or boarding and disembarking. The deadline for public submissions is in two weeks. Infrastructure NSW did not respond to the timing questions in this legal notice.
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https://www.smh.com.au/culture/art-and-design/refurbishment-plans-for-barangaroo-cutaway-go-on-display-in-face-of-backlash-20230309-p5cqsw.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_culture Building permit for Barangaroo filed just before deadline