Victorian architecture multi-award winner, Koondrook Wharf

Victorian architecture multi-award winner, Koondrook Wharf
Victorian architecture multi-award winner, Koondrook Wharf

A multi-award winner from the Victorian Architecture Awards was the Koondrook Wharf by TERROIR.

Located in Gannawarra, the northwest rural region of Victoria, which is experiencing economic challenges brought about by changes in the agricultural sector and the use of water in areas prone to drought.

Koondrook is one of many small towns affected by these issues and this project was commissioned by the Shire Council identify potential projects that might be relevant to the local community while also stimulating increases in the amount of visitors.

"Extensive community consultation provided a basis upon which we identified three key functions; an access point for boats, as a heritage interpretation (of the former wharf from bygone industrial days) and recreational use," stated the architects.

The project consists of a new wharf, a plaza on the land adjacent to an old wharf and associated buildings and a connective tissue between in the form of a timber platform that weaves between the trees in the tidal zone.

This project won awards in several categories such as best Small Project, best Urban Design and best Regional project.

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