The new Altona Pier is a collaboration between JCB, Site Office Landscape Architects and AW Maritime. 

Altona Pier is a much-loved community landmark that has played a vital role in the growth of the suburb since the 1800s. With an industrial and shipping past, today the pier is enjoyed for promenading, swimming, fishing, boating and socialising.

In 2020, Parks Victoria with government stakeholders highlighted the need for a new pier. Community engagement informed a project vision underpinned by multiple objectives.

A key design move realigns the new pier with Pier St to achieve dynamic sight lines and strengthen the relationship with the Altona commercial precinct. The new geometry is crafted to provide an experiential quality and fulfill the functional brief.

The design tackles the competing requirements of a high impact public realm in a marine environment to mitigate wave overtopping, resolve robust detailing and prefabricated components to reduce environmental impact, and achieve a pier of civic generosity and accessibility that supports multiple community activities to elevate Altona Pier as an iconic destination.

Awards:

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA): Civic Landscape Award of Excellence
2024

Country:

Bunurong/ Boonwurrung

Year:

December 2023

Status:

Completed

Gross Floor Area:

1790 sqm

Client:

Parks Victoria

Partners:

Site Office and AW Maritime

Consultants:

North Projects, EnviroME, Ecology + Heritage Partners, Bryce Raworth, CEE, WSP, Electrolight, Traffix Group, du Chateau Chun, FJP Safety Advisors, Geotesta, Gertzel, Peter Bennetts

Builder:

Simpson Construction Co.

Photography:

Peter Clarke