The “ICON buildings” are located at a Nodal Point in the Docklands Eastern Precinct Public
Realm. Icon 1, the smaller of the two, is located to the east of the public piazza. Icon 2 flanks the
west side. The two restaurants are designed to anchor the public piazza and the promenade
boardwalk, creating a focus on the water for the residential and retail zones behind. At the same
time they function as iconic markers for the nodal point plaza, defining a space of public vitality.
The Nodal point restaurants provide an armature between the public promenade and the retail/
residential axis. The buildings have been specifically designed to be distinctive to other buildings
on site and counterbalance the scale and size of the adjacent tower buildings acting as a mediator
between them, the water and the public realm. Each of the ICON buildings comprises two
main elements; a solid “core” to the north of the buildings and a glass and stainless steel mesh
“lantern” to the south. A transparent screen wraps the buildings acting as both a sculptural feature
and mediator between the restaurant and public realm.