luwa | Taylor and Hinds Architects with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania

2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards


The Henry Hunter Triennial Prize 2020

luwa | Taylor and Hinds Architects with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania

entry in THE HENRY HUNTER TRIENNIAL PRIZE 2020

Originally serving as the head lighthouse keepers’ quarters, luwa was built in 1889 by Glaswegian master-mason, James Galloway. It forms part of Tasmania’s most substantial and distinctive Victorian-period lighthouse precinct, and is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register, the Australian Heritage Register, and as a Commonwealth heritage place. The lighthouse is still operated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Returned in 2012, the area is now owned and managed by the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania and co-named larapuna.

As well as painstaking restoration of the existing heritage fabric of the cottage, a series of carefully positioned timber interventions has been made to the interior, referencing both the Victorian Italianate detailing and the material culture of the palawa – Tasmania’s Aboriginal people. This includes wallaby leather slings to serve as receptacles for guests’ belongings. A circa 1975 flammable liquids and tractor store has also been converted into associated guide accommodation.

luwa | Taylor and Hinds Architects with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania | Photographer: Adam Gibson

Architect

Taylor & Hinds Architects​ with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania

Practice team

 Mat Hinds – Project architect

Poppy Taylor – Project architect 

Jordan Davis – Graduate

CONSULTANT AND CONSTRUCTION TEAM

Adam Ritson – Principal builder

AJR Construct – Builder

Matthew Webster and Tim Watson, Aldanmark Consulting Engineers – Engineer

Lee Tyers and Peter Short, Lee Tyers Building Surveyors – Building surveyor

Adam Gibson – Photographer

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