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.
Bill Golding, Graduate of Architecture
David Hartree, Project Architect
Tim Hanlin, Documenter
All Style Engineering, Steel Fabricator
Capital House Engineers, Structural Engineer