Professional | with Neeson Murcutt Architects, 2016 
My major contribution includes design iteration, models, diagrams, drawings, photography and research through the entire project. 
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. The mill is located on the northern shore of Spring Bay, a waterfront of 40 hectares on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia. During its operation between 1970 and 2013, 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 renovation program includes a performance/art space, accommodation units, a restaurant and manager’s cottage.

Sustainability is the principle of this project. Only materials and technologies with leading ESD principles get used in order to reserve the local ecology and to reduce carbon footprint. It also aims to create employment and opportunities, to enhance the lives of the local community. The idea of ‘rejuvenation’ broadly frames the intent of the project - environmentally, economically, and socially.

Bunkers >> Artists’ Accomodation/Hotel

    existing bunkers

Wood Chip Factory >> Restaurant

      existing wood chip factory

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