This small building is considered important in relation to this city's attitude to public transport facilities, and the very real role that such projects play in creating urban spaces that afford dignity and demonstrate caring for the public

Moore Park Bus Interchange

Details

BVN
Client
Centennial & Moore Park Trust
Location
Driver Ave, Moore Park NSW
Value
$3,000,000
Services
Full Architectural Services

Description

Servicing large scale event bus movements and providing a popular cultural asset

Moore Park is one of three parks that form Centennial Parklands and is the site of large scale sporting events. The Moore Park Bus Station is the result of a design competition held by the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust to reduce the impact on Moore Park of the events held at the Sydney Football Ground, Sydney Cricket Ground and the Entertainment Quarter (formerly Fox Studios). Previously the park was used as a car park servicing these events, making it almost impossible to maintain as useable parkland.

The bus station provides an interchange and loading for 16 buses. The three bus stands have a gently arching form which present a garden ‘galleria’ to Moore Park. The roof provides shelter from the weather and provides a sculptural gateway to the Sydney Cricket Ground during events. It also serves as a multi-purpose amenity structure for the park on non-event days. Vertical concrete blades provide support to the roof anchoring and stand as urban markers. These elements provide a distinctive identity to the structure, and along with integrated graphics, assist in crowd orientation and movement.

The bus station is designed as a sculptural element that offers greater flexibility and function than a traditional bus shelter. It also provides a cultural asset that can serve other purposes, such as markets and exhibitions.

Location

Driver Ave, Moore Park NSW

Awards

2002
Commendation for Lloyd Rees Civic Design Award
RAIA NSW Lloyd Reese Civic Design Award

Brief Elements

  • 3 bus shelters
  • Interchange and loading for 16 buses

Summary

  • Bus shelters conceived of as a distinctive sculptural element that provide a gateway to the Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Vertical concrete blades and integrate graphics assist with crowd wayfinding
  • Offers ultimate practicality in serving event bus movements, whilst also providing a multi-purpose cultural amenity on non-event days