Gilby + Brewin Architecture
Freestone Point, Triabunna
Traditional Lands of the paredarerme, trayapana, lutruwita
For millennia, the Spring Bay Mill site has been a significant place of cultural and social gathering for the Palawa / Pakana people. However, in recent decades the site operated as what was once the world’s largest wood- chipping plant where up to 100,000 native trees were reduced to chips each year.
Since the abandonment of the plant in 2010, this extensively damaged site is being repaired and transformed into a culture and environment focussed events venue, reorienting the site back towards the deep past as a place of human gathering.
The project has been undertaken with the tactic of making something of (figuratively) and from (literally) what remains of the former use(s) of the site.
This is actioned by:
Aiming to do the least needed to convert the use of the site, while making apparent and available for experience, the contemporary processes, parts and programmes that contribute to the site’s repair and regeneration, as these overlap with the recent industrial history, postcolonial context, and the ancient landscape setting.
Greame Wood & Anna Cerneaz
SITE MASTER PLAN AND ARCHITECTURE
Gilby + Brewin Architecture (Ross Brewin, Anna Gilby, Shing Hei Ho, Nina Tory-Henderson)
Verdant Way (Marcus Ragus)
Futago (Wayfinding signage), Studio Ferri (Banksia Room interior design), Laura McCusker (Banksia Room furniture design), Michelle Boyde, Chloe Proud, Wellington Steelworks (Tin Shed Courtyard outdoor kitchen), Vanishing Point Design (Preliminary Stage consultant coordination & documentation),
Dillon Builders (Site services & infrastructure and all buildings),
AJR Construct (Ridge Quarters pre- fabricated units),
Eagle Ridge Consulting (Preliminary Stage site wide project management & construction and Beach Shacks design & construct).
Saltmarsh & Escobar Consulting Engineers (Structural and civil engineering), Andrew Sutherland Consulting Engineers (Services engineering), EHome AV (Audio Visual), Holdfast Building Surveyors (Building surveying), Cultural Heritage Management Australia (Aboriginal cultural heritage assessment), North Barker Ecosystem Services (Sitewide fire hazard management),
COVA and Kojin Engineering (Tin Shed fire engineering),
Wormald (Hydraulic engineering)