Orientation on the apron
In 2009 TERROIR were engaged to upgrade facilities on Hobart’s Franklin Wharf for the Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority. The project was led by Melbourne-based landscape architecture practice Oculus. Part of this larger project was the need to modify the existing Services Building in the forecourt to the Elizabeth Street Pier.
We reframed this task to both “cut and shut” the existing services building while at the same time increasing pedestrian amenity along the water’s edge. In doing this, an identifiably new folded steel element painted in an identifiably Tasmanian green colour was placed over the existing building to provide a new identity to the mundane services enclosure with relatively minimal means. The street end is complimented with a continuation of the steel element which provides shelter over existing public services such as bicycle parking, vending machine and general waiting space.
Design Award for Landscape Architecture, 2010 AILA Victorian Chapter Awards