Professional | with Neeson Murcutt Architects, 2016 
Assisting with research, design iterations, models, drawings, visualisation and documentation.
All materials presented here are completed by myself.

This project turns a heavily degraded abandoned woodchip mill into an eco-sensitive reserve for tourism and creative industry, as part of the rejuvenation plan for the local ecology and community. During its operation for 40 years, the mill had always been a boon to the local economy. The closing of the mill has caused significant impact such as unemployment, the downturn of business and general recession. This project employs a delicate touch on the post-industrial ecology from masterplan to architectural design. Almost all existing industrial buildings, structures, machinery and equipment are retained, which provides a platform to engage with the authentic history of human settlement and urgent issues of sustainability. The idea of ‘rejuvenation’ broadly frames the intent of the project - environmentally, economically, and socially.

Bunkers >> Artists’ Accomodation/Hotel

Wood Chip Factory >> Restaurant

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