ASPECT Studios: ASPECT Studios designed and documented 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 has been designed with seating and innovative look out points take you from the bush to the lagoon edge. The look outs 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.
Landscape Architecture: ASPECT Studios
Project Title: Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-use Trail Stage 1
Location: Narrabeen, Sydney, NSW
Client: Warringah Council
Photographer: Simon Wood
Budget: AUS$1.8 million
Team: ASPECT Studios (lead), Consultants: Jeffery Katauskas, Hard and Forestor, Ducros Design
Scope: Concept design, documentation, construction,
Area size: 2.5 kilometres
Completion date: 2011