Orientation on the apron
Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart’s first major development at the waterfront, included a services building that was clumsily located on the adjacent concrete apron. Twenty years later in 2010, the pier’s changing service requirements allowed this building to be reduced in size and so opened an opportunity to rethink this previously lost part of the waterfront promenade.
Faced with a small maintenance project, TERROIR transformed the services building into a navigation and orientation device. The southern-facing wall was removed and the open face was clad in a thin, metal-plate skin with a new capping added on the exposed roof. These thin new layers were then folded into a seat, providing a moment of respite on the journey across the waterfront apron.