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Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal
In a major urban renewal and public infrastructure initiative for Cairns, the 100 year old, heritage-listed “Wharf Shed 3” on Trinity Inlet was refurbished and transformed into an international standard cruise liner terminal, function and exhibition space.
Completed in association with Cairns-based architects, Total Project Group, the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal creates a vibrant foreshore, contrasting with the operational wharves nearby, while linking with other foreshore developments and the town centre. The project represents a cornerstone and catalyst for what will become a major public and cultural precinct for the region.
Conserving and celebrating the unique heritage of the original building were central to the brief and design philosophy. The heritage fabric is retained and restored, while new materials and elements respectfully reflect the original structure. As per heritage guidelines, all additions and modifications are easily reversible. The project has received multiple awards for heritage conservation.
Services and structural upgrades are integrated into the fabric of the building, enhancing its integrity, amenity and use. What was an impenetrable industrial structure is now a light and open public landmark.
Location: Trinity Inlet, Cairns
Client: Ports North
AIA National Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage Architecture
Australian Institute of Building Professional Excellence Award ‐ Commercial
Engineers Australia Award ‐ Project of the Year, Cairns Region
National Trust Queensland ‐ John Herbert Memorial Award: Most Outstanding
National Trust Queensland ‐ Gold Heritage Award for Heritage Conservation
CCAA Public Domain Awards – Commendation for Public Precincts
Far North Qld Master Builders Award ‐ Refurbishment & Renovation
AIA Queensland Don Roderick Award for Heritage Architecture
AIA Far North Queensland Eddie Oribin Building of the Year
AIA Far North Queensland Regional Commendation