Museum of Contemporary Art

ABOUT Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Location
    The Rocks, Sydney
  • Designer / Architect
    Sam Mashall
  • Completion

A landmark project redevelopment was undertaken in 2012 for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney, Australia; making the museum a world-class art, as well as an educational facility.

The $53 million redevelopment by Sydney architect Sam Marshall in association with the New South Wales Government Architect’s Office, commenced in August 2010 and re-opened 29 March 2012.

The works increased the MCA’s total size by almost 50% with the addition of 4,500 square metres, including a new five-storey wing. The cutting-edge architecture of the new wing complements the existing building, while the use of new technologies sets a new standard for collaboration with audiences through a robust wi-fi service and unique digital infrastructure.

Maxton Fox was appointed after a lengthy tendering process to manufacture Joinery.

The Stainless Steel features made for this project were extremely difficult to cut and fold. In addition, there was a requirement for these to be bent on angles for the ‘design’, which was a big challenge that needed solving. However together the Maxton Fox and architectural team were able to work on solving these issues with the R&D team at the factory.

 Specific deliverables that were made bespoke for the Museum and interior fit-out include: shelving within the Museum Store. The Ticketing and Reception Counter. Stainless steel lift fascias. All joinery within the activity based areas for children. Stainless steel kitchens. Hanging Corian box features.

Products supplied for this project

  • Hanging Corian Box Features
  • Custom Fabrication
  • Custom Shelving
  • Ticketing and Reception Counters
  • Stainless Steel Lift Fascias
  • Custom Joinery
  • Toilet Partitioning
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