Shortlist announced for 2018 NGV Architecture Commission

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The 2017 NGV Architecture Commission, Garden Wall, by Retallack Thompson and Other Architects.

The 2017 NGV Architecture Commission, Garden Wall, by Retallack Thompson and Other Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

The National Gallery of Victoria has revealed the shortlist in a competition to design its 2018 Architecture Commission.

From 73 entries, the jury has selected five teams to proceed to stage two of the competition, in which they will further develop their proposals.

The shortlisted teams are:

  • FMD Architects, Future Days and Nikos Papastergiadis
  • Lance van Maanen and LLawella Lewis
  • Michael Mckeon and Wesley Perrott
  • MUIR Architecture with Openwork
  • SJB

The competition sought site-specific, low-impact design proposals for a temporary installation for the Grollo Equiset Garden that could have included a hospitality venue, a performance space, speculative architecture, landscape intervention, playful interaction or an immersive space for reflection. In particular, the gallery sought proposal that promoted multidisciplinary thinking and collaboration.

The jury comprises Corbett Lyon (chair, co-founder of Lyons Architecture and NGV trustee), Eugenia Lim (artist, board member of Next Wave and founding editor of Assemble Papers), Isabelle Tolland (director of Aileen Sage Architects and a creative director of Australia’s exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale), Stefan Preuss (Associate Victorian Government Architect), and Lisa Byrne (director of the McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery).

The 2018 Architecture Commission will be the fourth iteration of the project. Previous commissions included Haven’t you always wanted…? by M@ Studio Architects (2016) and the inaugural commission by John Wardle Architects (2015). The 2017 installation, Garden Wall by Retallack Thompson and Other Architects, will be on exhibition at the NGV until 15 April.

The winner of the 2018 competition will be announced in late May.

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