16/11/2012

RICHMOND TOURIST FACILITIES

































This project explores issues of contemporary architecture within a significant historic context. The proposal involved a 2 stage Masterplan for an under utilised public car park, introducing new landscape elements, signage, interpretation, public toilets and bus shelters. The new architecture attempts to draw upon the generative form, materials and compositional elements of the traditional Georgian architecture of the area, but in doing so, reinterprets these influences through abstraction and construction detail.

AWARDS


2005            Royal Australian Institute of Architects
                   Public Buildings - Honourable Mention

JURY CITATION

“This building deserves recognition because it seeks to contextualise, within an historic setting. Through means other than imitation of historic forms. It is a well considered approach, which reworks components of the familiar without pastiche. It also provides an innovative plan for an often maligned building type.”

 Images: Ray Joyce