Friday, 9 February 2007

Uluru-Kata Tjuta cultural centre - Greg Burgess

Greg Burgess's Uluru-Kata Tjuta cultural centre, in Australia's Red Centre. The description comes from his site:
Located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, the building sits in a delicate environment both ecologically and politically. The building has been designed as an expression of Aboriginal culture, with integral display and interpretative themes. Opened in October 1995, this complex is visited daily by thousands of Australian and International tourists. Through its animated relationship with its powerful site, extensive use sustainable materials, low energy consumption and sympathetic responsiveness to people and the environment, the building celebrates the spirit of Anangu culture.

The complex was designed in collaboration with the Aboriginal community and is to be build in 3 stages. To date Classes 1, 2 and 3, Art and Craft rooms, special education rooms, library, kitchen and administration offices have been constructed. Natural materials have been used where possible in the construction with finishes.

Architecturally, the Centre provides users with some imaginative keys to strengthen relationships and understanding of the land, as well as practical spaces for learning and play.
LINKS: Uluru-Kata Tjuta cultural centre - Greg Burgess Architects
Organic architecture in Oceania - Architettura Organica


1 comment:

  1. What's the strructure out there that won some award because it actually creates its own wind to cool people off?



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