Digital renderings of the HASSELL + Populous designed Darling Harbour development project will be featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York starting today (10 July).

The exhibition, called “Cut ‘n’ Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City”, explores the relationship between collage and architecture, specifically collage as a quintessential technique in contemporary architectural representation, and a practice across a variety of artistic expressions that have influenced today’s visual culture.

The HASSELL and Populous images feature three public buildings that will make up the $1 billion capital investment – the new Convention Centre from the waterfront, and the Exhibition Centre and Entertainment Theatre from Tumbalong Park.

After winning the architectural contract for the new integrated precinct at Darling Harbour, the joint venture partners are now design consultants to the Darling Harbour Live consortium, which was selected by the NSW Government as the developer and contractor of the new facilities and urban revival.

Design director of the project, HASSELL Director Ken Maher, says that their inclusion in the MoMA exhibition will not only reveal the project to a wider, international audience, but also facilitate public understanding of the designs.

“For this project our creative design process is enriched by digital modelling as the basis of exploration of ideas, and engagement with our clients. These digital representations…are the first of a series that will successively reveal the refinement of the design proposals for this game changing project.”

Populous Senior Principal Richard Breslin agrees, noting that digital modelling imagery is an effective means of “communicating concepts as design develops, enabling significant projects to come to life for all stakeholders”.

The Cut ‘n’ Paste exhibition will be on view from 10 July to 1 December at MoMA’s Architecture and Design gallery.