Architecture: Narrabeen Recreational Trail

Nov 14, 2011
  • Article by Online Editor
  • Photography by Simon Wood
  • Designer
  • Architect ASPECT Studios

This project provides a new multi-use trail for Narrabeen Lagoon. The Narrabeen Lagoon walk is one of Sydney’s beautiful bush trails and a unique, recreational asset for the northern beaches. Through the design and placement of its lookouts and boardwalks, the trail connects Deep Creek to Middle Creek and provides a series of new experiences along this sensitive landscape setting.

The new 2.5 kilometre section of trail is the first installment of a shared pedestrian and cycle pathway that will eventually complete the entire loop around Narrabeen Lagoon. A new timber boardwalk, with seating and innovative lookout points, connects the bush to the lagoon edge. The lookouts are sculptural elements and were carefully designed to minimise impact on threatened vegetation fringing the lagoon foreshore.

The new trail provides a multi-layered recreational facility and safe shared trail for pedestrians and cyclists, to enhance the existing trail and facilitate the area. Together with the new pedestrian/cycle bridge, the trail creates create better connections between the communities of Pittwater and Warringah.

Team ASPECT Studios; Consultants: Jeffery Katauskas, Hard and Forestor, Ducros Design

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