Site Image Landscape Architects
Sam The Paving Man
Opened in the summer of 2013, Wet N Wild Sydney is one of the worldâ€™s most advanced waterparks. Landscape architects Site Image, building contractors Lipman Pty Ltd and paving contractor Sam The Paving Man were commissioned to develop all hard pedestrian areas of the new fun park dubbed the â€˜Beach Within Reachâ€™.
The $115 million project encompasses an innovative landscape design with non directional pavers reducing visible straight lines, resulting in a stunning visual effect of tidelines around the park.
The developers wanted a paved area which resembled that of a natural beach landscape, with what appeared to mimic tidal markings.
Site Imageâ€™s Tim Charles explained that the project utilised Adbri Trihex and Brickpave in all seven colours in a sinuous organic mix, with darker colours used at lower levels rising to lighter hues at the upper levels of the park. The universal pattern emulated the tidal wash lines of flotsam and jetsam seen on any Sydney beach after the tide has come and gone. Body paver colours transitioned at the â€˜tidelinesâ€™ in a random natural manner.