Elizabeth Bay Marina - Contemporary concept design
Additional description of the visual elements of this concept design:
What you would see:
- Solar panels on the roof structure
- The roof cladding would be a metal roof
- A central walkway with timber trellis and vines
- Balustrades as stainless steel posts and cable to achieve a transparent and unobtrusive appearance
- Gates as timber battens, in line with the façade treatment.
Sustainable measures include:
- Recycling of the existing deck structure to be used for the façade in the form of trellis
- Solar panels
- Feature green wall segments
- Recycling rain water
- Minimising painted elements
- Utilising low maintenance materials such as marine grade stainless steel, hardwood timber, concrete flooring for the fixed platform, fibre reinforced plastic for jetty elements
- Prefabrication as much as practical.
- While more contemporary in nature than the existing facility, the flat roof is similar to the design of the existing structure
- The timber battens create strong vertical elements and noticeable shadow lines between timbers which increases visual contrast
- The use of glass panels and green walls assist in breaking up the form of the building, reducing its perceived bulk and providing visual interest when viewed from the south
- The gap between the two sides of the building maintains a view corridor to Sydney Harbour and back to Beare Park when viewed from the north and south.