SPRING BAY MILL
Gilby + Brewin Architecture are the architects for the Spring Bay Mill project in Triabunna, Tasmania - a multiple stage, 40 hectare site-wide regeneration of what was once the world's largest wood chipping facility into a culture and environment oriented events venue. We are responsible for the design of the site wide master plan along with a range of alterations and additions to existing buildings and a number of new buildings and structures dotted around the site.
Our scope includes reworking the entrance including stripping down the former Weighbridge building to become a garden folly, the Banksia Room - a 250 seat function space in the former Administration building, The Tin Shed - a 230 seat performance space in the old machine servicing shed, a large capacity outdoor Amphitheatre (with giant sundial) set in and around the former slew footing, shared amenities and gathering spaces for the Glamping Field, and a forthcoming group accommodation building named the Ridge Quarters.
To deliver this truly unique project, we have been working closely with Marcus Ragus who is leading the integrated site wide landscape design and revegetation, Dillon Builders who are across all aspects of site infrastructure upgrade and general construction, Futago the project graphic designers, and of course the board of Spring Bay Mill, a wonderful bunch of ratbags and provocateurs driving this bold and daring post-industrial repair and regeneration project.
For the interior of the Banksia Room, we collaborated with Claire Ferri of Bury Kirkland Ferri and furniture maker Laura McCusker.
Photographs 1, 2 and 5_ Richard Jupe
2021 Australian Institute of Architects Tasmanian Chapter Architecture Awards:
> THE BARRY MCNEILL AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE
> THE ROY SHARRINGTON SMITH AWARD FOR HERITAGE ARCHITECTURE
> AWARD FOR PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE
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