Library Forecourt

Wentworth Point is a fast growing suburb on the foreshores of Parramatta River. This forecourt will activate the entry into the new Library. The overall design is simple yet carefully detailed and snugly fits into the void created by high rise residential complex above. The generous seating terraces provide platforms for outdoor reading and define flexible spaces for small community events organised by the Library staff. Kentia palms fill the void above magnificently with their graceful slender trunks and fronds waving in the wind.

This forecourt has been the first streetscape element Umbaco worked on in Wentworth Point. They are now working developing an extension of the family of elements to liven up the existing streetscape and make it more usable and inviting. This includes custom made bus stop seating and feature planting that will unify the overall area.

Project

Library Forecourt

Location

Wentworth Point, NSW

Client

CK Design International
Parramatta City Council
Budget : $ 500 000

Completion

May 2017

Key Consultants

Umbaco Landscape Architects
CK Design International
Contractors : Billbergia and Glascott Landscapes

Photography : Simon Wood Photography and Billbergia