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- Architect Minifie Nixon Architects
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Minifie Nixon and Oculus were shortlisted to design a new Visitors Centre and Cafe for Heide Museum of Mordern Art. The cafe was assigned a rear courtyard to occupy the foreground of the approach from the upper car park. At the forecourt entry to HeideII and III the proposal engaged a version of the car-port architecture implied by the cafe’s original use as the family garage.
In playing an important role in establishing the entry court as a focal point for the Museum complex and its collection of buildings and artworks, the Visitors Centre would needed to take its place in a harmonious ensemble of buildings, but also hold its own as an artwork in its own right.
Drainage is often the forgotten workhorse of the building and design function. Yet drainage maintains a simple albeit vital purpose.