Eternity Life is a socially inclusive building that is 71% carbon neutral made from Simple Laminated Timber. The design’s inspiration has been taken from its surrounds and its external influences. Situated in Footscray, Melbourne Victoria, the project is adjacent to Stoney Creek, an active waterway leading to Maribyrnong River, we drew inspiration from remnant buildings within the site’s proximity; a nod to the industrial past of Footscray. This idea drove the form and shape of the building, with the gable roof forms and timber cladding.
The site is landscaped to be surrounded by trees. Major inspiration was taken from the existing natural environment including Stoney Creek, native trees and wildlife on the site which created the project concept ‘’in the shade of the tree’’. From this came the concept ‘’nature is eternal’’ and the desire to create a space which captures all three tenses – past, present, and future.
Joy Saikasem, Project Architect
Theodore Kerlidis, Design Architect
E Tool, ESD Consultant
Peter Bennetts, Photographer
Theodore Kerlidis, Developer
Wood & Greives, ESD Consultant