THE SANCTUARY TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE

Client: Environment ACT

Collaboration: David Hancocks and Graham Morris

Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Completion Date: 2009

Construction budget: $8,000,000

Size: 2.5 km Trail

Photography: Ben Wrigley and Emily Taylor

Awards

2009 - AILA (SA) Award for Design

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, ACT images Map

Project Title: THE SANCTUARY TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is the 'jewel in the crown' of the ACT's park system. Following the January 2003 bushfires, Taylor Cullity Lethlean were engaged to redevelop the park and its visitor program.

A sustainable outcome has been provided for visitors with an interconnected, immersive and interactive experience of the landscape. The 2.1km wheelchair accessible primary loop track takes visitors on a journey through a series of story focussed precincts with numerous animal habitats and plant ecosystems including redeveloped water efficient wetlands.

The learning experience of the complex interdependencies of the Australian landscape is supplemented by a unique training program whereby volunteer interpreters provide further insight from knowledge gained through a six week training program and live props.

"The jury was impressed with the sustainable outcome that engages the community on a variety of levels, actively inviting and encouraging interaction with the interpretive elements. The project is well designed with high quality of detailing, and a clarity and legibility that expresses the design concept."

Jury citation. AILA 2009 (SA) Award for Design

THE SANCTUARY TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, ACT images Map

Project Title: THE SANCTUARY TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is the 'jewel in the crown' of the ACT's park system. Following the January 2003 bushfires, Taylor Cullity Lethlean were engaged to redevelop the park and its visitor program.

A sustainable outcome has been provided for visitors with an interconnected, immersive and interactive experience of the landscape. The 2.1km wheelchair accessible primary loop track takes visitors on a journey through a series of story focussed precincts with numerous animal habitats and plant ecosystems including redeveloped water efficient wetlands.

The learning experience of the complex interdependencies of the Australian landscape is supplemented by a unique training program whereby volunteer interpreters provide further insight from knowledge gained through a six week training program and live props.

"The jury was impressed with the sustainable outcome that engages the community on a variety of levels, actively inviting and encouraging interaction with the interpretive elements. The project is well designed with high quality of detailing, and a clarity and legibility that expresses the design concept."

Jury citation. AILA 2009 (SA) Award for Design

Client: Environment ACT

Collaboration: David Hancocks and Graham Morris

Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Completion Date: 2009

Construction budget: $8,000,000

Size: 2.5 km Trail

Photography: Ben Wrigley and Emily Taylor

Awards

2009 - AILA (SA) Award for Design