- NSW Department of Public Works
- Circular Quay, NSW
- Peter Tonkin, Lawrence Nield and Partners, NSW Department of Public Works
- 1983 First Prize and Commission 1988 RAIA Merit Award, Category 1 1988 RAIA Lloyd Rees Urban Design Award
Peter Tonkinâ€™s competition-winning design for the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay, undertaken with Lawrence Nield + Partners, transformed an obsolete eyesore into a major urban design focus at Sydneyâ€™s â€˜front doorâ€™.
The work includes the conception and design of the new waterfront urban spaces to the Terminalâ€™s north and south and the major reconstruction of the building itself. The new square has been a major part of the life of the city since its creation, notably being the scene of the party which awaited the announcement of the Olympic bid.
In 1998, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer were engaged by The Sydney Ports Corporation to undertake feasibility studies and schematic design for the $25m refurbishment of the building to update its shipping facilities and incorporate a major â€˜destination retailâ€™ facility.