Designs

Princes Wharf Shed No. 1

By Spackman Mossop Michaels

  • Princes Wharf Shed No. 1

    Princes Wharf Shed No. 1

  • Princes Wharf Shed No. 1

    Princes Wharf Shed No. 1

  • Princes Wharf Shed No. 1

    Princes Wharf Shed No. 1

  • Princes Wharf Shed No. 1

    Princes Wharf Shed No. 1

  • Princes Wharf Shed No. 1

    Princes Wharf Shed No. 1

  • Princes Wharf Shed No. 1

    Princes Wharf Shed No. 1

About the project

Following the redevelopment of PW1 it has now become a popular and successful public space for the people of Tasmania, a place for a variety of events and activities. It represents the rich industrial past of Hobart, the strong connections to the waterfront, as well as the lively public events that make Hobart a destination in its own right. The creation of a spacious, robust, flexible and attractive series of outdoor and indoor spaces set on the waterfront of Sullivans Cove and immediately adjacent to Salamanca Place, creates an irresistible combination of event opportunities.
PW1 completes the missing link between Salamanca Place and the successful redeveloped sections of the waterfront including Elizabeth Street Pier and Hunter Street precinct including the Henry Jones Art Hotel. It respects and compliments the historic and cultural values of Salamanca Place as well as having strong connections to Parliament Square.

With the changing face of Hobart to an artistic hot spot of modern art for Australia, the upgrade of the shed and forecourt has become the catalyst for the numerous festivals and activities that are now occurring in the area. The gradual transformation of PW1 from maritime industrial uses, which commenced with the use of the building for the Taste of Tasmania festival, has been completed with the total refurbishment of the building and the adjoining forecourt. It has now become the focus of many festivals and events in addition to Taste of Tasmania, such as MONA FOMA and the recent DARK MOFO. This project’s main achievement was in creating a modern multi-use public space, that connects Hobart foreshore to Princes Wharf Shed No.1 while complimenting the precinct’s rich architecture, culture and history.