Dangrove Art Storage Facility
Dangrove is a new 10,000 sq m, secure, state-of-the-art storage facility that challenges what a building of this type can be. Designed both for the storage of a globally significant collection of contemporary Chinese art, and as a creative environment for art curation, conservation and interaction, the building is now under construction with completion scheduled by the end of 2017.
Primarily operating as a storage space with the occasional private event, the art storage is designed to enhance curatorial activity by providing opportunity to view and experience art in the context of a working facility.
The building is designed to museum standards with a 100 year life engineered for the lowest net energy use and carbon footprint, including the minimisation of retrofitting costs, service upgrades, energy consumption and waste. Materials have been directly detailed and are robust in both function and appearance to support the working environment and to experience the collection.
The external architecture is expressed as a cost effective assembly of elements sitting discretely within an industrial neighborhood of Sydney.