Above: An artist’s impression of the Mordant Wing.
Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art (mca.com.au), a 1930s landmark at Circular Quay, will reopen at the end of March after a major revamp of its exhibition facilities, including the addition of three gallery spaces. The biggest change is the new Mordant Wing, built to house the National Centre for Creative Learning, a cultural initiative created to complement the museum’s role as a leader in art education. The Mondrian box–style structure stands in stark contrast to the Art Deco facade of the main building, whose rooftop has also undergone renovations to include new event spaces, a café, and a Sculpture Terrace with uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. –David Tse
Originally appeared in the February/March 2012 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Decoredux”)