Working with Lendlease to deliver the project, Foolscap’s Wulugul Pop-Up elevates simple natural materials into a world class public space. It is made up of an undulating facade constructed from especially engineered recycled cardboard tubes and sustainable local plywood that lines the entire 170m Barangaroo South waterfront at ground level.
The design concept was inspired by the landscape, topography, cliffs and beaches found along Sydney’s Harbour.
Wulugul Pop Up is made up of a series of distinct ‘zones’ which reflect the future potential of the precinct. It offers the opportunity to unwind, meet, work outdoors, grab a bite or end the day with a cocktail set against the Harbour backdrop. Foolscap’s director Adele Winteridge explains:
“Our work is focused on how people interact with places. At Barangaroo, we wanted to create an experience where people can meet, interact, learn or just hang out and explore a new side of Sydney. It’s a snapshot of things to follow at the site.”
The project includes relaxation zones, outdoor cinema, landscaped seating, meeting and coworking areas, event areas and a lending library by TITLE books - all of which revolve around a curated program of special events.
Large pockets of landscaping filled with native Australian species line the spaces, including clever yet simple green walls and an edible garden all housed within the large scale card tubes. Foolscap’s design for the site elevates a simple recycled material to create a dynamic temporary architecture, a range of furniture and functional elements, seating pods, native planter gardens. Custom designed food carts serve coffee, gelato and drinks along the promenade. Foolscap also designed the signage and environmental graphics for the project.
BEST OF AUSTRALIA’S FOOD AND BEVERAGE
A selection of Australia’s best food and drink vendors have opened at the Wulugul Pop-Up site: Edition Coffee Roasters, Gin&It (offering a huge gin selection by the Barber Shop) Riva Reno Gelato, Belle’s Hot Chicken and Mamak, alongside permanent Barangaroo tenants including local gem Bourke Street Bakery and many others.
A Barangaroo Ambassador welcomes visitors to the Pop-Up, situated next to the Food & Beverage Hub, a cluster of hospitality operators housed within specially designed units within the card tube structure that open up to the waterfront terrace. The ‘Dunes’, inspired by Sydney’s coastal edge, is made up of stepped seating, commual bleacher and native grasses and forms an undulating landscaped ribbon throughout the precinct.
The Coworking Zone is a communal place to meet, share ideas and engage with new thinking outside of the office. Custom designed furniture and lighting has been integrated into the cardboard tube wall, with landscaped low walls lined with succulents. The Screen is where screenings, speaker series and digital exhibitions will be held. A Dwell Area includes daybeds amongst the greenery and Edible Garden where greenthumbs can learn about greening urban spaces.
Driven by an intention to activate this unique area of Sydney, Foolscap have designed an engaging and memorable space to be enjoyed by a range of visitors. This design approach reflects the colloquial charm of Sydney’s vitality and natural beauty and acts as a frame for the city’s outdoor culture, as Winteridge explains, “Wulugul pop up serves to introduce the site to both locals and visitors; as a catalyst for the Barangaroo and greater Sydney community to eventually grow, enjoy and populate the space.”
Working with Lendlease to deliver the project, Foolscap’s Wulugul Pop-Up elevates simple natural materials into a world class public space. It is made up of an undulating facade constructed from especially engineered recycled cardboard tubes and sustainable local plywood that lines the entire 170m Barangaroo South waterfront at ground level.The design concept was inspired by the landscape, topography, cliffs and beaches found along Sydney’s Harbour. Wulugul Pop Up is made up of a...
- Year 2015
- Work finished in 2015
- Status Completed works
- Type Bars/Cafés / Restaurants