For over 30,000 years the Gunditjmara have lived and farmed the stony country that follows the path of the lava flow from Budj Bim down to Tyrendarra. The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape has recently been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site with outstanding universal value.
CSA designed tourism infrastructure ranging from a lookout, to boardwalks, toilets, shelters, an Aquaculture Centre and café. The development is intended to provide an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable means of caring for country and to ensure the continuation of Gunditjmara culture for future generations.
Acting as an interpretive device, the architecture helps to make the cultural landscape legible to non-indigenous eyes. It frames views of important cultural features and leads the visitor through a curated experience of the landscape, with a consistent material palette reinforcing the message that the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape is continuous, despite being physically fragmented by colonialisation.
Bianca Scaife, Design Architect
Caitlin Phillips, Project Architect
Daniel Cooper, Design Architect
Tijana Dabic, Project Architect
Accuraco, Project Manager
Beaton Building Consultancy, Building Surveyor
Brayley & Hayes, Land Surveyor
Ecology & Heritage Partners, Archaeologist
Introba (formlery Integral Group), Services Consultant
Lookear & Mono, Interpretive Designer & Graphic Designer
Site Office, Landscape Consultant
Sound Environment, AV Consultant
Tonkin, Structural & Civil Consultant
WT Partnership, Cost Consultant