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COAL LOADER

SA |   AUSTRALIA

COMPLETED  2018
PROJECT PARTNER
Jadecross
FITTINGS SUPPLIED
Vekter Surface Facade luminaire
Jet Surface Facade luminaire
Tango Surface Facade luminaire

EXPRESSION THROUGH LIGMAN LIGHTING

Hassel Studio indicated that the whole site
needed to be adaptively reused to provide
settings for an array of new activities. Efficient
Lighting Systems NSW distributor Jadecross’
made the suggestion of the Ligman Tango wall
mount and Ligman Mic floodlight seen in the
green wall application and street optic which
made a suitable choice to achieve this goal. “It is
now a host for festivals and functions, the offices
have been upgraded, a new café established,
and the caretaker’s cottage has been developed
as a local sustainability learning centre” adds
Hassel Studio.

It was dedicated as public open space in 1997,
and formally transferred to North Sydney Council
in 2003. Since that time Council worked with a
broad range of stakeholders to transform the site
into the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability.
The site operated for over 70 years before being decommissioned.

The Coal Loader, on the western side of Waverton peninsula, is a special site where many paths of history intersect. The Coal Loader, itself, is a former industrial site that operated from the early 1920s to the early 1990s. It functioned primarily as a transfer depot for coal from bulk carriers to smaller coal-fired vessels. Some coal was also distributed to the local market by road transport said a member of the North Sydney Council.

The project was funded by a $1.87 million grant from the Australian Government, $860,000 from the NSW Government, and $3 million from North Sydney Council. Hassel Studio, the architects involved on the project mentioned that a major challenge they were facing with this project was to preserve the site’s timeless quality, and to resist the temptation to embellish the structure. Therefore, the lighting implements that were chosen had to be carefully selected as to not distract and obstruct the expression of the significant and sensitive cultural heritage.

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