Since the 1980s Sydney has required two overseas passenger terminals to service the growth in tourism generated by the cruise industry.

Jackson Teece provided a master plan for Darling Harbour, located on the western waterfront of Sydney’s CBD, which solved the challenge of providing for the complex, detailed requirements specific to boarding and servicing an enormous variety of vessel types – without incurring additional costs and time for their operators.

For the independent commission from the Sydney Ports Authority, we provided an architectural design to adapt an existing rectilinear dry storage shed, of no particular architectural merit, into a structure that provided a temporary, minimal-cost, flexible building.

Wharf 8 is now the preferred terminal and doubles as a function facility for groups of up to 2,000 people.