Conceived as both attraction and connection, the GH is a distinctive framework for a new museum that will be synergistic with its host city. Set on the edge of this spectacular urban harbour, it is both a framing proscenium arch and participant in a context rich in local history and important in international design culture. The urban frame concept of the new GH is complimentary to this city of classic urban form, on a harbour that is an international gateway to the country.
The proposed GH will join the distinguished architectural ensemble of the harbour with a calm, rhythmic gesture, in a modern interpretation of a classical colonnade. The repeating structural frame encloses and supports internal spaces while on the exterior, the frame defines its place and allows views of its inner volumes and tectonics. The urban frame is an instrument of connectivity and engagement with its place.