Architecture: Calder Woodburn Rest Area

Oct 20, 2009
  • Article by Online Editor
  • Photography by John Gollings
  • Architect

This project reflects on the culture of the road, the landscape and contemporary architecture.

There is a long and rich history of the service station within Australia. The familiar image of the large floating roof providing shelter to the amenities of the service provider is a strong memory for all who have undertaken a road trip. It performs a vital role in the rest and re-supply needs of the traveller. These places mark a point in a journey, a place for pausing, a place for reflection. The roof serves as both shelter and icon, signalling to the passer-by while serving the practical function of sheltering the amenities below. This project celebrates that imagery.

*Team* Architects: Julian Kosloff, Simon Knott, Tim Black, Rory Hyde, Stephanie Bullock

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