JPW | White Bay Cruise Passenger Terminal

White Bay Cruise Passenger Terminal

The White Bay Cruise Terminal is a new cruise facility located in Sydney Harbour, to serve Australia’s rapidly expanding leisure cruise industry. The design features a contemporary roof canopy draped from a historically significant gantry crane structure. The structure has been retained as a memory of the site’s previous use as a home port for the world’s first regular international containerized shipping service, commencing operations between Sydney and Europe in the late 1960’s.

This simple, lyrical gesture provides a flexible, bright and airy space suitable for a wide range of uses, and creates an iconic and memorable arrival experience for visitors to the city. A heritage-listed sandstone escarpment provides the quintessential Sydney backdrop to this experience of Sydney’s working port heritage.
Sydney, Australia


“This is a phenomenal building for cruise and the city and a great addition to Sydney’s infrastructure.”
Grant Gilfillan, CEO, Port Authority of New South Wales


  • 2014 Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture, AIA National Architecture Awards
    2014 COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture, AIA National Architecture Awards
    2014 International Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum & European Centre for Architecture
    2014 Award for Public Architecture, NSW Architecture Awards
    2014 Award for Sustainable Architecture, NSW Architecture Awards