Architectural Studio Taylor Cullity Lethlean is set to design a plaza concept for the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, the home port for one of the most extensive collections of operational heritage vessels in the world.
The plaza forms a part of a broader site transformation to establish the Maritime Heritage Precinct, including the construction of two new wharves to accommodate the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Sydney Heritage Fleet, together with visiting vessels.
Alongside this, the proposal also reconfigures the existing Welcome Wall, which stands to honour those who have immigrated to Australia.
Taylor Cullity Lethlean are set to provide a ‘playful new waterfront’, designed to connect the Australian National Maritime Museum with the Wharf 7 building and potentially introduce new visitors to the museum collection.
“The plaza materials and programs will be linked to narratives shaped by the sea, providing diverse outdoor interpretative experiences close to the water and the heritage vessels,” the studio, commented.
The team is now working on the development of a preferred concept.