The Escarpment will be a mixed-use precinct that celebrates Tasmania and fosters community at Macquarie Point—with strong connections to Sullivan’s Cove, the Regatta grounds, the River Derwent and the Headland. The project includes apartments and short-stay accommodation designed for sustainable living, alongside restaurants, cafes, bars, retail and commercial spaces. To ensure the project engages appropriately with the landscape and supports the local economy, The Escarpment will be designed in consultation with Hobart residents and key project stakeholders.
As part of our ongoing commitment to create buildings that respond to place, we commissioned local photographer and long-time collaborator Adam Gibson to document distinct elements of the area to inform our proposal. Rich in natural beauty and steeped in history, Macquarie Point is at the intersection of nature and the city. Part architecture, part geology, our design response draws on the rich textures of both the local landscape and the city’s heritage stonework.
This project is currently under consultation. Following this, the concept will be refined for submission to the City of Hobart in 2022.