White Bay Passenger Terminal

Glennon Tiles were selected by JPW for the White Bay Passenger Terminal, Sydney. Selected for quality, durability and performance over time.

Product: Glennon Tiles various

Architect: JPW Johnson Pilton Walker

Architect's statement

The White Bay Cruise Terminal is a new cruise facility located in Sydney Harbour, to serve Australia’s rapidly expanding leisure cruise industry. The design features a contemporary roof canopy draped from a historically significant gantry crane structure. The structure has been retained as a memory of the site’s previous use as a home port for the world’s first regular international containerized shipping service, commencing operations between Sydney and Europe in the late 1960’s.

This simple, lyrical gesture provides a flexible, bright and airy space suitable for a wide range of uses, and creates an iconic and memorable arrival experience for visitors to the city. A heritage-listed sandstone escarpment provides the quintessential Sydney backdrop to this experience of Sydney’s working port heritage.

2014 Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture, AIA National Architecture Awards
2014 COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture, AIA National Architecture Awards
2014 International Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum & European Centre for Architecture
2014 Award for Public Architecture, NSW Architecture Awards
2014 Award for Sustainable Architecture, NSW Architecture Awards
photo credits JPW Johnson Pilton Walker
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