he first weekend of launching the new Modern Project was welcomed by many smiles from patrons. The extension of the Art Gallery of NSW is the first art museum in Australia to receive the highest rating for sustainable design. In addition to the $244 million contribution from the NSW Government, the Art Gallery has raised more than $100 million from private donors to support this significant investment in art and culture for the future. For Saana's blueprint to become a reality, $344 million was spent. The Art Gallery extension was built by Richard Crookes Constructions.
Kazuyo and Ryue immediately noticed how beautiful Sydney was, as well as the surrounding area. Hence, the goal was to design the building in harmony with its surroundings. Their intention was not to design anything flashy, but to focus on experiencing art together.