Barangaroo Ferry Wharf NSW, Australia (2017)

Ferry travellers can now alight on the doorstep of the Barangaroo parklands, shopping and eating precinct, commercial office towers and apartments, with the opening of a contemporary wharf.

Cox Architecture says the passenger interface was the primary focus for the design team, who crafted the Ferry Hub to provide “a seamless and sculptural environment with weather protection, superb views of Sydney harbour and efficient, functional passenger flows in a safe and secure context.”

The aesthetic aims to reflect “the maritime qualities of Sydney and its iconic harbour,” says the architect.

Sketches by Cox Architecture detailing "a blend of maritime forms of water craft, the landscape of Sydney Harbour and a focus on passenger comfort, amenity and simplicity of use."

Sketches by Cox Architecture detailing “a blend of maritime forms of water craft, the landscape of Sydney Harbour and a focus on passenger comfort, amenity and simplicity of use.”

Two new wharves feature two 48m long by 23m wide pontoons that accommodate up to four ferries each, anticipating the thousands of visitors expected to converge on the site each day.

Cox says there is capacity to build a third wharf in future.

Rows of Mall DDA Seats and Mall Benches, with hardwood jarrah battens and aluminium frames, provide comfortable places for travellers to wait for the next service under the sculptural canopy.

Some of the DDA Seats feature three armrests, providing support for older people to sit and stand. They also divide the space, allowing more people to sit on the one seat while feeling that they have their own space.

Mall Benches positioned in front of glass barriers frame the view of the harbour.

The overall design features “a limited palette of robust materials,” says Cox, “that provide a public domain interface and a proven attitude towards maintainability.”

Street Furniture Australia’s Mall range complements this goal, with its long life and ease of maintenance. The furniture installation was carried out by Gartner Rose.

The architect also worked with project partners Transport for New South Wales, Aurecon, and McConnell Dowell to design and build the site.

The project involved a landside component to consider how the Hub will function during events with large crowds.

Cox worked with the Barangaroo Delivery Authority to investigate pedestrian management and potential crowd control in event modes, that resulted in a landside design of information and ticketing kiosks and queue control measures external to the wharfs.

Enquire now for furniture solutions for your transport hub.

Barangaroo Ferry Hub, Street Furniture Australia

Mall DDA seats provide an anchor for passengers to await their ride in comfort.

Timelapse of the Barangaroo Ferry Hub Construction by Cox Architecture.

Timelapse of the Barangaroo Ferry Hub Construction by Cox Architecture.

Ferry travellers can now alight on the doorstep of the Barangaroo parklands, shopping and eating precinct, commercial office towers and apartments, with the opening of a contemporary wharf.

Cox Architecture says the passenger interface was the primary focus for the design team, who crafted the Ferry Hub to provide “a seamless and sculptural environment with weather protection, superb views of Sydney harbour and efficient, functional passenger flows in a safe and secure context.”

The aesthetic aims to reflect “the maritime qualities of Sydney and its iconic harbour,” says the architect.

Sketches by Cox Architecture detailing "a blend of maritime forms of water craft, the landscape of Sydney Harbour and a focus on passenger comfort, amenity and simplicity of use."

Sketches by Cox Architecture detailing “a blend of maritime forms of water craft, the landscape of Sydney Harbour and a focus on passenger comfort, amenity and simplicity of use.”

Two new wharves feature two 48m long by 23m wide pontoons that accommodate up to four ferries each, anticipating the thousands of visitors expected to converge on the site each day.

Cox says there is capacity to build a third wharf in future.

Rows of Mall DDA Seats and Mall Benches, with hardwood jarrah battens and aluminium frames, provide comfortable places for travellers to wait for the next service under the sculptural canopy.

Some of the DDA Seats feature three armrests, providing support for older people to sit and stand. They also divide the space, allowing more people to sit on the one seat while feeling that they have their own space.

Mall Benches positioned in front of glass barriers frame the view of the harbour.

The overall design features “a limited palette of robust materials,” says Cox, “that provide a public domain interface and a proven attitude towards maintainability.”

Street Furniture Australia’s Mall range complements this goal, with its long life and ease of maintenance. The furniture installation was carried out by Gartner Rose.

The architect also worked with project partners Transport for New South Wales, Aurecon, and McConnell Dowell to design and build the site.

The project involved a landside component to consider how the Hub will function during events with large crowds.

Cox worked with the Barangaroo Delivery Authority to investigate pedestrian management and potential crowd control in event modes, that resulted in a landside design of information and ticketing kiosks and queue control measures external to the wharfs.

Enquire now for furniture solutions for your transport hub.

Barangaroo Ferry Hub, Street Furniture Australia

Mall DDA seats provide an anchor for passengers to await their ride in comfort.

Timelapse of the Barangaroo Ferry Hub Construction by Cox Architecture.

Timelapse of the Barangaroo Ferry Hub Construction by Cox Architecture.

location

Barangaroo Ferry Wharf

client

Specifier: Cox Architecture
Custodian: Transport for New South Wales
Contractor: Gartner Rose

market

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