Elizabeth Bay Marina - Heritage concept design

Additional description of the visual elements of this concept design

What you would see:

  • Two gabled roof structures clad in copper to soften their appearance whilst complementary to Beare Park’s toilet facilities
  • Hardwood timber siding, yet leaves the timber exposed
  • Continuous band of glass below the roof line, creating the appearance of a lighter structure
  • The building’s timber framing and window frames painted in white, complementing the timber finish and weathered copper roof
  • Balustrades as white post and timber rails to echo the railing of the original jetty.

Key sustainable measures include:

  • Recycling of the existing deck structure to be used for the interior joinery, outdoor benches and tables
  • Recycling of rain water
  • Utilising low maintenance materials such as marine grade stainless steel, hardwood timber, concrete flooring for the fixed platform, copper, fibre reinforced plastic for jetty elements
  • Prefabrication as much as practical.

Visual assessment:

  • The gable roof adds increased height to the structure compared to the Traditional Nautical and Contemporary designs
  • Neutral colours on the front and side of the building reduce visual contrast and help to blend the structure into the local surrounds
  • The copper roof would likely be noticed more when viewed from elevated positions in comparison to the Traditional Nautical and Contemporary designs, although may provide visual interest as the copper changes colour over time
  • The use of large glass panels on the front and side of the building assists in breaking the form of the building, making it appear less bulky
  • The traditional fence type at the rear of the building appears larger and bulkier compared to the Traditional Nautical and Contemporary designs
  • The absence of a roof structure between the buildings increases the size of the view corridor available to Sydney Harbour and back to Beare Park, in comparison to the Traditional Nautical and Contemporary designs.
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