Dangrove | Architecture | JN Projects

Dangrove - Art and architecture together

Dangrove was designed by award-winning architects TZANNES to house Judith Neilson’s significant collection of contemporary Chinese art. Also, home to the collection’s archive, the structure has been described as ‘a building of unexpected delight, offering a new way to interact with art.’

The Building

Dangrove sets a new benchmark for art storage and curation. It reflects Judith Neilson’s vision for her extraordinary White Rabbit Collection of contemporary art from China.
Alec Tzannes’ overarching achievement with Dangrove is that despite its practicality, it has an unequivocally high-quality design outcome. The building forms beauty out of functionality, making the science of the design one of its most attractive features.
Judith Neilson’s brief to Tzannes was to design a state-of-the-art working building with a 100-year life, that would store the client’s growing collection for a minimum of 50 years. At the same time, provide an exceptional experience of viewing and interacting with art for both staff and visitors.
Once the details of the building are explored and experienced, the building’s design takes on greater meaning. It becomes more deeply understood as an architectural design of immense beauty and substance.
The remarkable level of commitment to Dangrove by Judith Neilson and Tzannes is celebrated with a breathtaking array of Australian and international architecture and design awards

Photographs by Ben Guthrie

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