The new RACT Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions offer an immersive accommodation experience within the coastal bush of the Freycinet National Park on Tasmania’s East Coast. Designed by Liminal Studio, the Waterfront Pavilions take their cues from nature.
The form of the buildings is representative of the coastal granite rock’s ‘smooth, rounded and beautiful forms’ on the water’s edge directly in front of the structures. The exterior is clad in charred hardwood to represent the significance of fire and use of charcoal in Aboriginal culture, and internally Tasmanian hardwoods provide warmth and a connection to the wilderness outside.
Tasmanian Oak was used for the wall linings. Solid Blackwood and Blackwood veneer were used for joinery including benchtops and vanities. Tasmanian Oak plywood formed the floors and ceilings.