Southern Ocean Lodge | Max Pritchard Gunner Architects

Southern Ocean Lodge | Max Pritchard Gunner Architects | Photographer: George Apostolidis

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Southern Ocean Lodge | Max Pritchard Gunner Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Unknown
Year
2024
Chapter

South Australia

Category
Commercial Architecture
Interior Architecture
Sustainable Architecture
Builder
Gildail Developments
Photographer
George Apostolidis
Project summary

The iconic Southern Ocean Lodge (opened 2008) was destroyed by the devastating fires on Kangaroo Island in 2020.

The success of the original lodge allowed our clients to offer more options for guests, including a newly designed wellness building, and a super luxury 4 bedroom Villa; The Ocean Pavilion. The redesigned Suites were described by journalist Christine McCabe in the Weekend Australian December 16th 2023:

– ‘Whilst the footprint of the Lodge remains largely unchanged, there are major tweaks and improvements. SOL’s island born architect Max Pritchard has cleverly re-orientated and redesigned the suites. Where once rooms pointed at the ocean, almost like a telescope, they are now gently curved, easing around that wonderfully dynamic view, offering wider vistas, but a cosier more intimate feel. It’s a mood enhanced by rich Tasmanian blackwood panelling …”

The design of Southern Ocean Lodge, both the first and the now improved mark two, has always delivered on the brief to create Australia’s most extraordinary luxury lodge. A true collaboration between owner and designer, melding ideas and solutions from the outset. Delivering both a unique sense of place for guests and allowing them a full frontal view of the wild Southern Ocean whilst being ensconced in organic luxury. Behind the scenes, operational and sustainable efficiency has been fully factored, making this a world class showcase of experiential hospitality that is always individual and timeless. – James Baillie, Founder

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Southern Ocean Lodge | Max Pritchard Gunner Architects | Photographer: George Apostolidis

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