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Penguin Interpretation Centre


Clayton, IB and Green, RB, Penguin Interpretation Centre, Low Head, George Town, pp. 1 (2005) [Acquisition]


The brief was to provide a small transportable building to house penguin rookery interpretation, tour operations equipment and merchandise. Students’ experienced the original Parks and Wildlife ‘mission brown’ transportable facility and tours. Merchandising was from the back of a station wagon. The student group of 20 used model making and poetry as the design medium to test design options for a high profile National Park site. A poem was written based on agreed aesthetic performance requirements, and served to develop a building form and details that would blend with, and enhance the natural setting. Students also colour mapped the context and its visual experience as a basis for finishes.

Item Details

Item Type:Acquisition
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural design
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Clayton, IB (Mr Ian Clayton)
UTAS Author:Green, RB (Mr Robin Green)
ID Code:56924
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2009-06-05
Last Modified:2012-03-01

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