WMK Architecture has been named the architectural design consultant for the new Barangaroo Headland Park Cultural Space.
The Australian firm will coordinate with a team of specialist consultants to oversee the briefing, design development and consultant coordination and documentation for this project, which will be a major component of the 22 hectare Barangaroo redevelopment site on the western edge of Sydney’s CBD.
With offices in Melbourne and Sydney, WMK has a proven track record of providing architectural, interior design, strategic facilities planning and corporate branding services to a range of business and lifestyle clients.
Experiences include designs for a mixed-use high rise development in Haymarket, Sydney as well as a redevelopment of a 14,400 metre square BMW car sales and service complex in Doncaster, Melbourne.
The Quay, Haymarket, Sydney.
Its latest project is the Cultural Space, a flexible shell space that is carved within the headland and set to be a focal point of the Barangaroo Headland Park.
Containing three floors, the space will include a purpose built green-roof, 14 metre ceilings and a dramatic sandstone cliff face running the full length of the interior.
An outdoor forecourt offering visitors a new vantage point of the Sydney harbour will be built above the Cultural Space, while an underground car parking facility suitable for 300 vehicles is already being constructed.
Apart from the Cultural Space, the Barangaroo Headland Park will feature bush walks, grassed areas, lookouts, walking and cycle paths and a new harbour cove. Unique tidal rock pools created from the sandstone excavated directly from the Barangaroo site will also be a key feature of the site.
The Headland Park is due for completion in 2015, but despite grand designs and plans, the use of the Cultural Space is yet to be determined.
All images from wmkarchitecture.com.