Architect / Client: Terroir, Phillip Island Nature Parks
Photography + Short Film
The Penguin Parade Visitor Centre balances the twin ambitions of eco-tourism and conservation. The Centre forms a nexus between the dunes, headland and wetland, linking all three delicate landscapes, while responding specifically to each, both formally and experientially. Clad externally in zinc, the weathering power of this rugged coast will in time etch itself onto the Centre’s abstract form. Splayed in different directions towards beach, headband and wetland, its tough, self-finishing outer shell is matched inside by exposed structural timbers lined with plywood.