GeelongPort and Spirit of Tasmania have unveiled design images of the Spirit of Tasmania’s new terminal building to be constructed at Corio Quay in Geelong.
The state-of-the-art building will open its doors to the public in 2022, with construction due to begin later this year.
Inspiration for the building’s design has been drawn from Tasmania’s famously ethereal landscapes.
The design by Brand Architects incorporates angled windows and sunshades over the glass façade, evoking images of the jagged contours of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain and icy waters of Dove Lake.
Cradle Mountain is synonymous with pristine nature and wilderness. The colour palette was chosen for the neutral greys and bronze colours reminiscent of the dolerite peak, often shrouded by cloud.
The striking and functional design will include a café, dedicated play area for children and spacious lounge areas for the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected annually.
Spirit of Tasmania’s move to Geelong will be a great boost for Tasmanian and Victorian businesses recovering from ongoing travel restrictions as a result of COVID. It will establish Geelong as a major tourism gateway to world class destinations in Victoria and especially the magic of the G21 region.
To find out more about this exciting project visit https://engage.geelongport.com.au/ or to learn more about what Spirit of Tasmania has to offer go to www.spiritoftasmania.com.au.