Call for Expressions of Interest: Powerhouse Ultimo Design Competition


The Expression of Interest phase is now open to Australian Architects for the future Powerhouse Ultimo Design Competition. The Design Competition is the next major step in the renewal of Powerhouse Ultimo.

The renewal will see Powerhouse Ultimo deliver dynamic applied arts and sciences programming with a focus on design and fashion, presenting exhibitions that showcase the Powerhouse collection, international exclusive exhibitions and programs that support the creative industries. It will deliver new and refurbished exhibition and public spaces, connecting Powerhouse Ultimo to the Sydney CBD, exploring opportunities to re-orient the Powerhouse to the Goods Line and connecting it to nearby dining, entertaining and cultural precincts. Powerhouse Ultimo will become a vitalising force in a vibrant precinct that actively contributes to the growing night-time and visitor economies.

The Expression of Interest process and future Design Competition will be managed by CityLab on behalf of Create NSWPowerhouse and Infrastructure NSW alongside a jury of architecture and cultural industry experts chaired by Wendy Lewin, Commissioner, NSW Independent Planning Commission and Principal, Wendy Lewin Architects.

The jury is also comprised of Abbie Galvin Government Architect, GANSW; Alison Page Director, Art Gallery of South Australia and Creative Director, National Aboriginal Design Agency; Annette Pitman Interim CEO, Create NSW; Billie Tsien Founding Partner, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects; Lisa Havilah Chief Executive, Powerhouse; and Peter Poulet Central District and Southern District Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission and Professor of Practice, Western Sydney University School of Architecture.

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Ultimo Power Station, 1911 (Source: City of Sydney Archives, SRC14562)

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