The Boatbuilders Yard | Six Degrees Architects
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Greg Elms

The Boatbuilders Yard - Local Timber Walkway Water - Fred Ganim - Design Archive

Images Courtesy Of Six Degrees Architects - Photography By Greg Elms

From The Architect

Situated in the underutilised, maritime district of the Yarra River, this project aspires to revitalise the area carrying a human scale to a harsh and intimidating open area. The proposal was to transform the place into a new hospitality venue, The Boat Builder’s Yard, to inspire occupation of the site by both guests to the Polly Woodside as well as locals from South Bank and Docklands.

The Boatbuilders Yard - Local Exterior Water Architecture - Fred Ganim - Design Archive

To spark the new riverside walk, the venture needed to negotiate a equilibrium between the human scale and the neighbouring sizeable buildings. The tactic for this was theoretically based on the Japanese model of pavilions inside a naturalised setting. The focus was to produce intimacy and curiosity for patrons inside a large setting.

Purposefully, the place is left as a permeable pedestrian region, with several points of entry and the power to traverse the site in a variety of directions, inspiring people to cut through the site on their way to their authentic destination.

The Boatbuilders Yard - Local Exterior Timber Seating Arrangement - Fred Ganim - Design Archive
The Boatbuilders Yard - Australian Timber Logo Sign - Fred Ganim - Design Archive

Images Courtesy Of Six Degrees Architects - Photography By Greg Elms

The Boatbuilders Yard - Australian Outdoor Timber Architecture - Fred Ganim - Design Archive
The Boatbuilders Yard - Australian Interior Seating & Counter Timber Detailing - Fred Ganim - Design Archive
The Boatbuilders Yard - Australian Exterior Water - Fred Ganim - Design Archive

Images Courtesy Of Six Degrees Architects - Photography By Greg Elms

The Boatbuilders Yard - Australian Exterior Seating Timber Detailing - Fred Ganim - Design Archive

Situated in the underutilised, maritime district of the Yarra River, this project aspires to revitalise the area carrying a human scale to a harsh and intimidating open area.

Credits

Architects -

 Six Degrees Architects

Photographer -

 Greg Elms

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