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Aquatopia, Gateway Park

The Gateway Park - Aquatopia is located on an irregularly undulating piece of land along the highway at the main entrance to the City of Nowra. Intended to capture the attention of a considerable amount of passing traffic, the concept is based on numerous thematically different artificial islands (some floating); accessible by small leisure boats only. A large flowering ribbon alongside the highway forms a conspicuous “welcome” sign as well as carrying some visitor facilities such as a restaurant, the visitor’s center, and boat hire, etc.

Location: Nowra, NSW

Project Team: Room 4.1.3 and Mulloway Studio Architects

Year: 2002