The Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter has gone from an innovative, but distant, vision to become a very important piece of public architecture within New Zealand.
The NZIA commented: “Clustered forms loosely arranged beneath a large canopy offer a casual and engaging shelter that provides respite, education and, most importantly, delight.”
The Welcome Shelter is clad in Tundra in vertical shiplap, a naturally durable heart Douglas fir timber cladding – donated by Abodo Wood.
Tundra provides a unique natural skin, and its low carbon, preservative-free state is a perfect fit for this ecosanctuary.
“There is a special level of ingenuity at work in this environmental education space: carefully positioned modules enable well-considered viewshafts; a ladder gives access to a rooftop platform with viewing windows; and fold-down walls and bird-nest niches elevate the shelter above the status of an abstract architectural response.
“The manifestation of PhD research as built form has resulted in a legacy that the architects, owners and the region can be immensely proud of. The jury commends the architect’s passionate personal commitment and dedication to a project full of heart and soul.” continue the NZIA.
Our warmest congratulations to Sarosh Mulla and the team at Pac Studio for this well-deserved award.
Read more about the Longbush Ecosanctuary here..
We applaud the winners of this year’s Timber Design Awards, many of which made use of Abodo timbers.
To help save time and money for builders, alongside reducing timber wastage, a range of selected set lengths are now available to order.
Alison brings a wealth of experience to Abodo with over 30 years spanning architecture, building, and joinery.