Australian Institute of Architects
AWARD FOR PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE 2022
TUNCURRY MUSEUM AND GOLF FACILITY
MICHAEL FOX ARCHITECTS
The new Tuncurry Museum and Golf Facility is a public building beautifully detailed and sensitively provides a relationship between the new Clubhouse and an enduring typology respecting the heritage contents.
The planning has a direct relationship to vistas in the landscape and the building form is articulated to relate directly to the internal program.
The scale has been carefully considered to ensure it does not dominate the landscape but rather resides peacefully within it.
ESD principles have been incorporated through a structure-free floor plate with minimal embodied energy to minimise structural complexity.
Low embodied energy of materials was a core driver in the design process and has clearly influenced the building’s tectonics.
Through the use of recycled materials, the building has integrated a chronological narrative that speaks throughout the fabric and connection to its natural environment.
The architectural and planning firm MFA – Michael Fox Architects – encompasses over thirty years of experience including
Urban, regional and environmental planning
Heritage planning and conservation
Accessible and equitable buildings and facilities
Residential, schools and commercial projects
MFA programs encompass planning studies, heritage conservation and accessible environments – and include a wide range of heritage, government, school, resort, residential and commercial projects.