Fungi Pavilion, Raglan
Drawing the gaze downwards, into the scale of the forest floor.
How can architecture help tell a story? In this case, the concept of this pavilion is to draw the gaze downwards, into the scale of the forest floor as part of a introduction to mushroom foraging.
As part of a new tourist venture in Western Victoria, this project demonstrates how buildings are an important part of the tourist experience.
A current project for a local food advocate and entrepreneur, the Raglan Mushroom Tours Pavilion provides a simple space that is part theatre, part gateway and part dining hall. To make the building a key contribution to the day’s experience, the design process began through a storyboard rather a plan. In this way, the client could understand how the building frames the arrival, introduction and exploration of the landscape at a different, intimate scale.
Using local stone and timber embeds the project, albeit small, within the local economy as well as bringing new visitors to Raglan and Beaufort.
Raglan Mushroom Tours Pavilion Design Characteristics
Raglan Mushroom Tours Pavilion Design Specifications
- Cooking area
- Storage area
- Concept Design
Project Team: Simon Whibley, Georgia Eade
Raglan Mushroom Tours
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