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Cockle Bay Park

Cockle Bay Park is designed to be both a human scale destination and a new urban icon on the Sydney skyline.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Henning Larsen Architects
Owner
DPT & DPPT Operator
Location
Sydney, Australia
Completion Date
Area
73,000 m²
Height
183 m
Cockle Bay Park in Sydney. Courtesy Henning Larsen Architects
Cockle Bay Park in Sydney. Courtesy Henning Larsen Architects
Cockle Bay Park in Sydney. Courtesy Henning Larsen Architects

Overview

Cockle Bay Park is designed to be both a human scale destination and a new urban icon on the Sydney skyline. Cockle Bay Park links the city's central business district to the waterfront at Darling Harbour, covering an area over the Western Distributor freeway that currently acts as a barrier between the city centre, the waterfront and the thriving Pyrmont district. The “ground” level comprises an expansive, state-of-the-art retail destination alongside the bay and is woven into an expansive public park that stretches from the elevated main level to the waterfront below.

We are providing façade design and sustainability services to Henning Larsen Architects for the towers, which are scheduled to be completed in 2026.

Highlight

  • The podium façade systems consist of timber slim frames with transparent glazing panels and external solid glass reinforced (GRC) as vertical and horizontal cladding elements.
  • There will be integrated swing, folding and guillotine openings to allow for use and access to the buildings. The tower façade is to be built as a unitised system with inclined solid and glazing panels.
  • Our façade engineering services included designing a flexible façade that protects itself externally from the direct sunlight. A combination of glazing and solid unitised façade panels shade the façade throughout its own shape, improving the building performance through the façade design.
  • Our sustainability engineers provided the architects with a Design Explorer diagram taking into account the direct sunlight and the implications this would have in the shaped façade shading and the internal building performance.