Five Canoes
Design, Fabrication

Proposal for a visitors centre near Horsham, Western Victoria. The form of the building was derived from five canoes huddled together. The five openings of the central courtyard lead to nearby scar tree trails, a mission church site, and the main access road.

The building serves two fuctions:

1. A monument and reminder of the dark history surrounding the local Ebenezer mission church site.

2. Facilitates activities of the Barengi Gadjin land council - the custodians of culture, country, heritage, lore and language. 

Published in ‘Re-making Indigenous Place In Melbourne: Towards a Victorian Indigenous Cultural Knowledge and Education Centre’ and ‘Landscape Architecture Australia’ Journal.

5 tyrone street, north melbourne