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Kangaroo Valley Pavilion

Kangaroo Valley Pavilion
Kangaroo Valley Pavilion
Kangaroo Valley Pavilion
Kangaroo Valley Pavilion
Kangaroo Valley Pavilion
Kangaroo Valley Pavilion
Kangaroo Valley Pavilion
Kangaroo Valley Pavilion
Kangaroo Valley Pavilion
Kangaroo Valley Pavilion
Kangaroo Valley Pavilion
Kangaroo Valley Pavilion
Architect
Peter Stutchbury
Engineers/Specialists
Project architect:Sacha Zehnder, Project architect: Katrina Julienne, Engineer: Professor Max Irvine, Builder: Brian Daley
Location
Asia and Australia - Australia - Kangaroo Valley
Climate Zone
temperate
Design status
build
Date of completion
1997
Type
Housing
Site area (m²)
5600
Building Costs
118125 EUR
Use of renewable ressources - low tech
natural cross ventilation, wind towers, solar chimneys, use of high thermal mass
Use of renewable ressources - high tech
energy recuperation, energy storage, thermal building mass activation
Key Sustainability aspects
solar building integration, vernacular building strategies, accessability for disabled, renewable building materials, recycling and reuse, ecological building materials, integrated planning process, low cost design
Social and ethical responsibility

Kangaroo Valley Pavilion is an accurate example of efficient use of locally sourced materials constructed using local technology. All tradespersons are within 30 km radius and house materials were all man handled – no mechanical assistance.

Ressource efficiency and environmental impact

The use of locally sourced material kept handling to a minimum. Building components were easily managed on site and building design allowed for existing landform and drainage to be maintained. Building was best orientated to manage climatic conditions.

Economic lifecycle perfomance

Lifecycle performance over the 15-year period is in the order of maximum return. Big eaves have meant the effective protection of external facades and durable materials has kept maintenance to a minimum. Building orientation provides for optimum solar gain along with heat eviction. In 15 years the owners have spend very little in either running cost or maintenance.

Contextual performance and impact

When buildings are designed to understand their place they optimize local opportunities. This pavilion is best disruptive and most operable within its context. Solar load is good for winter and shade for summer – breezes cool the building in summer and are directed off in winter.

Design of room relates to site privacies.