Sandridge Lookout / Cox Architecture

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Sandridge Lookout / Cox Architecture - Coast
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Text description provided by the architects. Conceived as a sculptural element in The Port Melbourne landscape, Sandridge Lookout acts as both a pedestrian viewpoint and visual landmark for those at sea.

Sandridge Lookout / Cox Architecture - Cityscape
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With the expansion of the Port of Melbourne’s Webb Dock the intensity of Port activities has moved closer to residential areas of the suburb of Port Melbourne. 

Sandridge Lookout / Cox Architecture - Image 4 of 11
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Rather than just provide sound walls and screening, Cox Architecture sought the opportunity to provide amenity for locals and visitors alike.

Sandridge Lookout / Cox Architecture - Handrail, Deck
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The form of the lookout was derived as an extension to the recreated dune landscape while the prismatic forms of the tower stretch out towards the bay and seek to catch the light as one moves around it. 

A restrained colour palette of hardwood decking, Corten and galvanised steel afford the observation platform and tower form an austere, natural presence in the Port environment dominated by the monumental container cranes which serve as a backdrop.

Sandridge Lookout / Cox Architecture - Waterfront, Coast
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The Lookout provides an opportunity to experience a dynamic coastal environment, enjoy views back to the Melbourne Skyline and over the bay and provide respite to a range of users.

Sandridge Lookout / Cox Architecture - Coast
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The tower is illuminated at night from below, allowing the tower’s textured galvanised finishes to catch the light, creating a strong reflection on the waterline and a highly identifiable sculptural public beacon when viewed from the Port of Melbourne Foreshore.

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Address:Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia

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Cite: "Sandridge Lookout / Cox Architecture" 26 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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