Pyrmont Point Park Sculpture Pyrmont, NSW


X Marks the Spot

Client
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
Year
1990s
Status
Competition
Scale
Small

The newly created Pyrmont Point Park, as it was called in 1998 (now Pirrama Park), was established for the growing residential population in Pyrmont.

Much of the park evokes memories of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour. Previous uses included shipping and a harbour-side swimming pool.

‘X marks the spot’ was a public sculpture proposal to the memory of the disappearing working harbour life on Sydney Harbour, particularly shipping. Four 20 feet long shipping containers are assembled to form a large X, marking a playfully reminder of the activities of Sydney’s working harbour. The scale reinforces the power and volume of commercial shipping that has passed into Sydney by ship. The containers are illuminated at night reflecting bright colours painted on the inside.

Location: Pyrmont Point Park, Sydney NSW, Australia 33°51’47.81″S, 151°11’33.49″E
Date: 1998
Team: Thierry Lacoste, David Stevenson
Structural engineer: Ove Arup
Photography / images: Lacoste+Stevenson Architects