The Implied Dream
This design acknowledges the Yalukit Willam Clan of the Boon Warrung people on whose land this jetty is proposed.
The implied dream …
“The complete truth does not lie in one dream, but in several dreams.”
P. P. Pasolini, Arabian Nights
The implied dream, much like an implied form, creates a number of possibilities. These possibilities allow us to invent our own reality … or to keep dreaming.
Brookes Jetty will be a place to contemplate life, and to consider our futures. It will also be a place to celebrate life and frame a piece of St Kilda with a selfie!
The proposed jetty structure is designed over 2 levels. The upper jetty connects with the foreshore board walk. The lower jetty allows access to the water for all ages, sizes and abilities.
The implied form is a framework that creates a silhouette over the water. The form straddles either side of the jetty framing the journey along the jetty. The journey leads down a cascade of steps to the lower jetty and returns via a ramp under the white framed structure.
Iconography / Site Response
The jetty structure references the iconic scenic railway structure at Luna Park. This structure is the oldest continuously operating wooden roller coaster in the world, and has inspired artists such as Sidney Nolan for decades.
The complex web of timber beams borders the site of Luna Park and creates a vivid imagery of St Kilda. The references to the white framed structure gives context to Brookes Jetty, allowing visitors to contemplate the past and the future.