The Barangaroo Ferry Wharf in Sydney increases ferry capacities and transportation services for the thousands of residents, visitors and workers travelling to and from Barangaroo every day.

Project Name: Barangaroo Ferry Wharf
Studio Name:
Cox Architecture
Project size: 3050 m2
Completion date: 2017
Building levels: 1
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photography: John Gollings

Barangaroo Ferry Wharf by Cox Architecture - Sheet1
Wharf ©John Gollings

The wharf is made up of two 48-metre piers, each featuring two pontoons capable of accommodating four ferries each. Passenger experience was core to design with the interior experience crafted to ensure seamless and sculptural environments.

Barangaroo Ferry Wharf by Cox Architecture - Sheet2
Aerial View ©John Gollings

The design team worked with the client and stakeholders to resolve design and briefing requirements to ensure a design that builds upon the Sydney Harbour Ferries Upgrade Program. When designing the ferry hub, COX wanted to provide an aesthetic reflection of the maritime qualities of Sydney and its iconic harbour.

Barangaroo Ferry Wharf by Cox Architecture - Sheet3
Exit View ©John Gollings

Barangaroo Ferry Wharf features a limited palette of robust materials that provide a public domain interface and a proven attitude towards maintainability. It was designed as two wharves, with the capacity to build a third wharf in the future.


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