Rottnest Bakery Shelters | Hartree+Associates Architects

Rottnest Bakery Shelters | Hartree+Associates Architects | Photographer: Robert Frith

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Rottnest Bakery Shelters | Hartree+Associates Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation
Year
2023
Chapter

Western Australia

Category
COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture
Small Project Architecture
Builder
Steadman Building Group
Photographer
Robert Frith
Project summary

20 years after transforming the Rottnest General Store, H+AA return to holiday mode upgrading the shade structures and deck at the Rottnest Bakery.

The structures share an organic dialogue with the heritage listed Moreton Bay Fig trees, our intent was for the branches of the shelters to merge into the tree structure when viewed from a distance; sensitive to heritage aspects of the setting.

Shelters were pre fabricated as steel components on the mainland; transported to the island by barge and erected by hand (no crane). A trunk and branches support the gutter, subframe and canopy – which is screen printed to mitigate the mess between cleans (weekly in summer).

Canopies stagger in height retaining leaves/figs for removal, with a concealed drainage system directing rain water to the tree roots below.

Illumination of the “branches” extend hours of operation, supported by fresh bread and French Rotisserie treats.

2023
Western Australia Architecture Awards Accolades
Commendation for Small Project Architecture

The Rottnest Brief was to upgrade the outdoor decking eating area, a drab zone with limited shaded areas, it was impossible to manage the Quokka and bird problems. The outcome has been an extremely successful. The hero of the project is the shade structures which are functional and provide an element of built in lighting, sympathetic to the surroundings and provide the sense of uniqueness which is a conversation piece, providing an amenity which people want to be in and be seen in.

Project Practice Team

Bill Golding, Graduate of Architecture
David Hartree, Project Architect
Tim Hanlin, Documenter

Project Consultant and Construction Team

All Style Engineering, Steel Fabricator
Capital House Engineers, Structural Engineer

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