- Crown Perth
- Burswood, Perth
Hames Sharley were engaged by Crown Perth to undertake architectural services for the multi-storey car park at their iconic West Australian resort.
The car park provides 1,005 bays over four levels. Level three is an open roof deck and pedestrian bridges linking to the resort complex are provided at the eastern and western ends of Level two.
The car park was designed as a flat floor layout with one way speed ramps connecting the various levels providing maximum user convenience in an aesthetically pleasing and cost effective structure. As a 17m x 7.8m grid, the wide span means columns are generally located only at the nose ends of bays, giving long, column-free parking rows. Having no column beside the bay means all bays are equally easy to manoeuvre into and out of, and equally desirable.
The configuration of spiraling ramps allows people entering the car park to rise up floor to floor without circulating through each parking level. Similarly, when exiting, cars will spiral down the intertwining down ramps to ground level. The separation of up and down ramps will reduce conflict between entering and exiting traffic to create a safer, more user-friendly experience.