Wynyard Walk by Woods Bagot | ITSLIQUID

Wynyard Walk by Woods Bagot

Architecture | March 1, 2018 |

Wynyard WalkImage courtesy of Woods Bagot

Wynyard Walk
Location: Sydney, Australia
Status: Completed in 2016

Connecting one of Sydney’s busiest transport interchanges to Barangaroo through architectural expression, Wynyard Walk has created a unified identity and civic presence, delivering a socially sustainable piece of infrastructure to Sydney’s CBD.

Wynyard WalkImage courtesy of Woods Bagot

Linking Wynyard Station to the western corridor of Sydney’s CBDWynyard Walk consists of a series of above and below ground urban interventions including a nine-metre wide pedestrian tunnel, bridge, plaza and a new civic building connecting the existing Wynyard Station. Earthen materials including concrete and stone ground the project, while lighter elements such as glass and metal provide diaphanous canopies filtering natural and artificial light. 

Wynyard WalkImage courtesy of Woods Bagot

The western portal and glass canopy acts as the most visible landmarks of the project, increasing traffic capacity of the station to meet current and future demands. The shape of the canopy was parametrically modelled and tested in wind models to ensure weather protection while allowing fresh air and natural light into the tunnel. The innovative form has geometric rationality, sculpted and cut from a cylindrical section and elliptical plan.

Wynyard WalkImage courtesy of Woods Bagot

The design concept of flow draws on the natural geology of the Sydney Basin, with its landscape of deep cliffs, gorges, beaches and estuaries carved by erosion. A metaphor for the fluid flow of pedestrians, the design references the movement of water as, like water, people follow the path of least resistance. The linearity of movement is reinforced through materials and detailing to enhance wayfinding and create a unified experience.

more. www.woodsbagot.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


SAWA BY MEI ARCHITECTS AND…

Architecture | October 14, 2021

The innovative Rotterdam residential building SAWA has received the Green GOOD DESIGN™ Award 2021. The building was designed by Mei architects and planners on behalf of Nice Developers and ERA Contour. SAWA will be the first 50-meter-high fully wooden residential building in Rotterdam. An exceptional feature of the project is that the building will be built in CLT (cross-laminated timber), including the main supporting structure. Read more


ERSKINE HOUSE BY KENNEDY NOLAN

Design | October 12, 2021

We approached Erskine House from a number of different angles. Our brief was to make alterations and additions to a substantial family home accommodated in a gracious Victorian dwelling with well-proportioned rooms. Read more


SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2021

Art | October 10, 2021

Celebrating its 20th year in Miami, it is with tremendous excitement that SCOPE returns to its iconic location on the sands of Miami Beach, nestled amongst the iconic architecture of Ocean Drive at 8th Street. Read more


FORD DEARBORN MASTER PLAN BY…

Architecture | October 4, 2021

Ford Motor Company has unveiled a Master Plan to transform its Research & Engineering (R&E) Center and greater Dearborn campus in Southeast Michigan. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!