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20 March 2020: The Hans Heysen Foundation is thrilled to announce that the Adelaide-based studio of international architectural firm Snøhetta has been selected to design the cultural precinct at The Cedars, home of Hans Heysen and his daughter Nora Heysen.
The project will be supervised by Snøhetta Australasia Managing Director Kaare Krokene, with Adelaide architect Heather Griffin as project lead. The Snøhetta team will include the disciplines of architecture, interior architecture and landscape integration, as well as bespoke making and furniture design through Jon Goulder.
Snøhetta has a reputation for extraordinary buildings, having designed the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, Europe’s first underwater restaurant Under, the National September 11 Memorial Museum, the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art Expansion, and the Pridham Hall for the University of South Australia.
The cultural precinct will comprise a gallery, restaurant and gift shop, as well as bushfire-safe storage for art works. There will be a focus on sustainability and a strong awareness of its location in the Adelaide Hills.
Snøhetta and the Hans Heysen Foundation are committed to involving key stakeholders.
Of the thirty-one applications, nine were short listed and presented to a selection panel chaired by internationally renowned arts administrator Michael Lynch AO CBE.
Ashley Halliday, a contemporary architecture and design studio in Adelaide that specialise in creating unique environments, was the runner up.
The Australian Government is providing $9 million for the construction of the gallery under the Adelaide City Deal.
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