As Architects and lead consultant for the project, the Scott Carver team was responsible for managing the detailed design and documentation needs of the project, collaboratively solving the very complex and unique challenges inherent in the client brief. The project utilised a fully integrated Building Information Modeling (BIM) approach, combining the knowledge of the Consultant team, client and stakeholders into an information rich database solving the complex 3 dimensional geometry of the operational functions, structures and services.
The Vehicle Access and Pedestrian Safety Project (VAPS) is the largest and most complex construction project undertaken at the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House since the building opened in 1973.
The Vehicle Access and Pedestrian Safety Project removes up to 1,000 vehicle movements per week from the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, providing enhanced safety for the 8.2 million tourists and visitors who frequent the busiest arts and cultural precinct in Australia. This has been achieved by building an underground loading dock and associated facilities, involving tunnelling below sea level, under the Opera House Forecourt and Monumental Stairs, with connections up into the back of house areas of the Opera Theatre and Concert Hall.