Merran Morrison joins Woodhead Architects as part of the VIA joint venture, which includes Watpac, Ferrovial, GHD, Urbis and Point of View in final selection to tender for the design and construction of Wynyard Walk, Sydney.
In conjunction with the design team, she is developing a walk which is a layered, rich and diverse experience for pedestrians. Legibility and design excellence will be high, allowing the pedestrian to engage in stimulating and poetic encounters about the place, its stories and meanings.
“The new walkway will allow pedestrians to walk between Wynyard Station and the Barangaroo waterfront in approximately six minutes, avoiding current steep inclines and numerous road crossings,” said Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian.
“When completed, Barangaroo is expected to accommodate 23,000 office workers and attract up to 33,000 visitors daily.”
The Wynyard Walk project includes:
- A new western entrance to Wynyard Station, known as the Clarence St portal, to provide direct access onto the station concourse
- A new 3.5 metre-high by 9 metre-wide 110-metre long pedestrian tunnel from Wynyard Station to the intersection of Kent and Napoleon St
- A pedestrian bridge over Sussex St with lifts and escalators connecting to the public space at the Barangaroo development and the waterfront.
Early works around Wynyard Station are due to commence in May 2012 with substantial construction expected to begin by the end of 2012. The successful applicant will be notified by the middle of the year.