Pavilions on the Bay is a nine storey group of 46 waterfront apartments, built as two wings. The taller wing directly addresses Glebe Point Road, forming an articulate streetscape edge to this broad avenue of Victorian houses and shops, while the lower eastern pavilion mediates the scale of the development to the harbour-side public park. The project relates both to Glebeâ€™s heritage precinct and to Sydney Harbour, creating a significant new waterfront public space and a sizeable interior courtyard area to the use of residents.
Materials â€“ sandstone, copper, concrete, brickwork and timber â€“ were selected to preserve the memory of the siteâ€™s former timber industrial buildings. The new structure is built using reinforced concrete, externally expressed as an articulated framework to identify the various apartments. Sandstone is used to create street and garden walls.
Each apartment has a defined and individual plan, with extensive private outdoor space and generous indoor accommodation. Living spaces, both indoor and outdoor, are developed as glass or open pavilions floating in shallow pools, which articulate their volumes and visually connect the apartments with the expanse of the harbour.