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The Pillinger Sanctuary by Luke Walker

The proposal is to rediscover the lost ghost town of Pillinger, located on the west coast of Tasmania. The buildings that remain, age gracefully as Mother Nature become there only inhabitant, any material not worthy of its context rotted or collapsed long ago.

My design therefore creates a building to be enjoyed now, but through materials and form has potential to provide elemental shelter as a ruin by taking on a dual life cycle.
Its designed to in rich the experience of the environment pushing the users out of it during the day but acts as a sanctuary of a night-time. Its function is to support locals, tourists and the adventurous to experience its historical sites and sublime landscapes. This is done by providing a range of tourism services, public facilities and activities which allow the user to engage with the wildness.