This extraordinary project elevates The Gap and Natural Bridge tourist sites to international significance. The design delicately responds to the sensitive site while seamlessly connecting with its surrounding landscape setting. The Department of Parks and Wildlife has a clear understanding of site, including how people might better interact with it, and the planning and design solution adopted to manage and control the visitor experience, is exemplary in its execution.
The hard landscape forms, clever use of material and attention to detail soften the engineering robustness of this project, making the walkway structure feel as if it is draped across the rock surface. The lookout is spectacular, the projecting ramp testing the resolve of visitors who want to experience the drama of the seascape below and beyond.
- Site details
Site type Coastal
Category Landscape / urban design
- Project Details
Department of Parks and Wildlife (WA)
Published online: 27 Oct 2016
Words: National Landscape Architecture Awards Jury 2016
Images: Department of Parks and Wildlife (WA).
Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2016