Sorrento Quay Performance Deck | $1.7M | Constructed 2016

This project established a 750sqm public deck and amphitheatre space constructed in the centre of Sorrento Quay Boardwalk at Hillary’s Boat Harbour. Exploring spatial flexibility in a public environment the deck is designed to accommodate a diverse range of public and community based events such as markets, car shows, boat shows, outdoor movies, ice skating, concerts, local school as well as community group gatherings and performances. As an urban gesture the space forms a new active focus for the complex both in a geographical as well as a functional sense. The deck is constructed on steel piling at low boardwalk level to establish a natural amphitheatre relationship to the surrounding food hall and public malls. A series of horizontally dominant steel framed tensile shade canopies positioned over the stage and terraced seating were designed to minimise their visual presence when viewed from the adjacent beach. This project extends on the Breakwater Tavern, Boardwalk and Bascule Bridge project previously establishing a continuous walkable circuit around the harbour by inserting a new public orientated space at its centre. Piling and sub-structure constructed by Engineered Water Systems and above deck works constructed by Buckingham Re-Development Company.