Sydney-based studio lahznimmo architects has designed a new building for the Powerhouse Museum’s Museums Discovery Centre (MDC) in Castle Hill, Sydney, Australia. The new 9,000 square-meter building, known as Building J, adds to the six buildings currently on the site. This building provides storage for the Powerhouse collection and archives, and includes a public viewing space capable of housing planes, trains and automobiles. There are additional spaces for workshops, events, laboratories, photography and research work.
The high-performance building envelope exceeds the requirements of the National Construction Code, and the site exceeds Australian Best Practice Sustainability standards, as defined by the Green Building Council of Australia. lahznimmo architects