Project Architect:
Circa Morris-Nunn Architects
Project Builder:
Fairbrother
Everbright Installer:
Frank Hill Roofing Contractors
Location:
Brooke Street Pier, Hobart, Tasmania Tasmania

New Ferry Terminal Brooke Street Pier Hobart Tasmania

Unique design feature

This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system and showcases it's suitability for top end commercial developments.

 

The Everbright translucent roof & walls Illuminates Hobart's Waterfront. The Everbright product was the main construction material used to create a three storey floating superstructure.

The new Brooke Street Pier has arrived at its new home on Hobart's waterfront, and is set to be a major tourist attraction.

The Everbright translucent cladding of the upper building will act like a conservatory by creating a passively heated indoor environment and make the building glow at night. This three-storey floating pier now houses three restaurants and tourist shops, and will be used as a ferry terminal by the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).

 

Everbright E610 Clear incorporating nanogel thermal gel was used recently at Brooke Street Pier on Hobart Waterfront, Tasmania.

This development consisted of the following;

1 x Large translucent polycarbonate canopy roof: 2 x flat mono pitched gable translucent roof structure @ 10.2mtr panel length x 80mtr. 

Roof area: 1630sqm

1x Large vertical walls north & south elevations: 2 x vertical translucent walls, at various panel lengths.

Walls areas: 700sqm

Total project area: 2332sqm

This project contains both Everbright translucent walls and roof panels for the entire structure.

 

The client was looking for a product that has superior panel strength, long life span, superior thermal/ acoustic performance, fire performance characteristics and is self cleaning. Another important consideration for the ferry terminal, was that the superstructure needed to be a modern interpretation of the old wharf. This new facility now provides the public with an esthetically pleasing environment, due to all natural light flooding down to every level, making the Everbright product an obvious choice, as the market leader in its field. The Everbright E610 product is proudly manufactured in Australia.

Furthermore our system is rapid to install, which helped keep to the builders stringent deadline.

Our polycarbonate system give a seamless and continuous line, with no steel frame work spoiling the visual effect. E610 Integral locking bars hide the aspect of where a panel starts and where it finishes, so it becomes a continuous system giving a uniformed and conformed design feature. Creating an architectural flare, that isn't possible with any other polycarbonate system available on the market. Our system only needs to be secured with washer and screw fixings provided to both the lower and higher end of the panels, all the joints are self sealing once the integral locking bar is fitted. Other systems would necessitate the need for a framed grid work support system across the entire roof.

E610 polycarbonate panels incorporate an excellent safety factor. All loading criteria are based on 0.75kN/sqm and a 50% safety factor as part of a standard specification detailing.

Circa Morris-Nunn Architects
Builder Fairbrother
Everbright install Frank Hill Roofing Contractors

Everbright E610 major advantages at a glance:

  • Rapid installation
  • Superior free span (see design loads)
  • Can be extruded to a maximum 20.5mtr
  • Minimal additional structure required with our system
  • Strongest translucent material in the world (74mm profile)
  • 100% fully trafficable
  • Passed the AS1562.3-2006 sand bag test
  • Impact resistance
  • Intruder resistance
  • Cyclone rated
  • Superior thermal/ acoustic performance
  • Long life span
  • Coextruded UV protection layer
  • Australian manufactured
  • Unique jointing arrangement
  • Self cleaning dome shape
  • Light weight product

This project is located at Brooke Street Pier, Hobart, Tasmania, Tasmania
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.

The Installation Visually

  • Under construction

    Under construction

  • Rapid construction

    Rapid construction

  • Aerial view

    Aerial view

  • Night shot rear

    Night shot rear

  • Night shot front

    Night shot front

  • Night shot side

    Night shot side

  • Night shot side

    Night shot side

  • High quality finish

    High quality finish

  • New home in Hobart

    New home in Hobart

  • Internal shot

    Internal shot

  • Minimal structure

    Minimal structure

  • Translucent roof

    Translucent roof

  • Great thermal qualities

    Great thermal…

  • Internal shot

    Internal shot

  • Great light transmission

    Great light…

  • Day shot rear

    Day shot rear

  • Simple construction

    Simple construction

  • Unique appearance

    Unique appearance