Taronga Zoo Entry Precinct


Taronga Zoo Entry Precinct
Taronga Zoo- New Upper Entry Precinct
Taronga Zoo Conservation Society
Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, NSW, 2088
BVN Architecture
Contract Type
Construct Lump Sum
Project Description
This project consisted of the creation of two plazas
(inner and outer) at the front entrance to Taronga
The Inner Plaza involved a zone of buildings and
paved areas for primary circulation, information
gathering and amenities, directing patrons to
the zoo entry. Here two new buildings were
A new retail building, including a café with
indoor and outdoor seating
A new facilities building, including pubic
amenities, ticketing and staff offices
A new board-walk and stairs were
constructed to allow access to and from the
Inner Plaza
The restored heritage entrance building now forms
the “gateway” from the Outer Plaza to the Inner
The Outer Plaza consists of a forecourt area, the
scope of works involving the restoration of the
heritage listed former Tram Shed, which was
converted into offices and administrative space.
The former asphalt car park was transformed into
a grassed and landscaped overflow car park for
use on peak visitor days.
Value Added by AWE
The AWE team worked efficiently and effectively,
consistently meeting project objectives and
scheduled program dates, reflective of the team’s
rigorous planning and high attention to detail.
Master Builders’ Association Excellence In
Construction Award- Restoration of an Historic
Building $5.0m and Over (2011)
A W Edwards Pty Limited
131 Sailors Bay Road
Northbridge NSW 2063
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