Section: Design News
Tasmania-based architecture group Circa Morris-Nunn Walker has been announced the winner of the Australian Timber Design Award for its design of the standout Saffire Freycinet resort, a 20-suite resort overlooking Great Oyster Bay in Tasmania.
Impressed by Saffire’s response to its bushland surrounds, the judging panel observed that the resort roofs rose gradually above the bush in organic curves, mimicking the peaks of the nearby Hazard Ranges.
It was these unique curves that were said to have given Saffire the winning edge over other finalists.
Among the 2011 winners were Timothy Moon Architects, who won in the category of “Best Central Region (ACT & NSW)” for their Escarpment House design, and Wolveridge Architects, who won in the “Sustainability” category for their Hill Plains House.
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