ANZAC Memorial Walk
Spanning the cliff top between Strzelecki lookout and the Water Board reservoir at Bar Beach in Newcastle, Memorial Walk is a beautiful piece of urban infrastructure that commemorates the centenary of WW1, the landing of Allied Forces at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli and the opening of BHP Biliton’s Steelworks in Newcastle.
EJE Architecture proudly collaborated with Northrop Engineers and Terras Landscape Architects to design the structurally dynamic and easily constructible stainless steel and composite fibre bridge and walkway. The DNA strand as a design element references the ability to identify the remains of WW1 casualties still being discovered on the battlefields of Europe and interpretive material displayed on the Walk provides historical information about Hunter Valley locals who enlisted in WW1 and the battles they were involved in.
Enabling access to breathtaking views over Newcastle and the coastline, Memorial Walk is becoming an iconic and popular landmark. It is currently estimated that more than 40,000 people traverse the walk each week.