Art Gallery of Western Australia 'Elevate'

Perth, WA

Perth, WA Art Gallery of Western Australia 'Elevate'

ADCO proudly undertook a major transformation of the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA)’s rooftop, in addition to basement-level restoration lab improvements.

AGWA’s existing rooftop was redeveloped to offer ‘Elevate’ – an open-air sculpture walk featuring pieces from the State Collection, a multi-purpose venue with capacity of 500 people, a new internal gallery, sky bridge, external lift and a 34-metre artwork.

Construction utilised 75 tonnes of steel, 180,000 screws to fix down 13,500 linear metres of decking boards, 27 tonnes worth of glass installed and procured from overseas, with the largest auto door installed weighing in at 700kg. Additionally, the largest artwork in the WA state-owned collection which is 34 metres long was also installed, created by Noongar artist Christopher Pease.

ADCO was pleased to work with Perth-based TAG Architects and Sydney firm fjmt as project architects.

ADCO’s quality delivery of the project was recognised in the 2022 Western Australian Master Builders Awards where it won Best refurbishment or renovation project in the $10-20 million category.


  • type

    Construct Only

  • value

    $10 million

  • period

    15 months

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Existing conservation labs occupying the rooftop were relocated to the basement level and improvements to better preserve WA art were undertaken.