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Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge Memorial
by Brian Hooper Architect and m3architecture - Architects in Association

            

IN THE ARCHITECTS WORDS

Barcaldine's Tree of Knowledge Memorial re-instates the amenity of the original tree and the tree's role as a public space. The building has several civic roles. Re-instating the plaza around the tree re-establishes the location as a place of public gathering. The presence of the building creates a gateway to Barcaldine as it forms part of the railway station's entry sequence. At the scale of the highway the building acts as a signpost and at night the memorial acts as a lantern for the town. The scale of the structure and the form created within, is based on the
 
 

extent of the tree's canopy between 1890 and 1905. The shape of this internal canopy is defined by more than 3,600 individual timber members. All timber is recycled and third party certified for chain of custody. The project re-instates a gathering place, the extent of the original canopy is re-defined, gentle movement is again visible overhead and with shadows on the ground, the amenity of the original tree is regained. With the relic tree looking on, old stories can be told and events remembered. As an experience, this is also a place where new memories can be created.
 
DETAILS

Location
QLD
Architect
Brian Hooper Architect and m3architecture - Architects in Association
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Brian Hooper Architect and m3architecture - Architects in Association
Project Team
Project manager: Michael Lavery
Project architect: Brian Hooper
Project architect: Ben Vielle
Graduate Designer: Helder Pereira
Graduate Designer: Emma Healy
Student Designer: Angela Winkle
Council Engineer: Mike Donald
Structural consultant: Paul Callum, Bligh Tanner
Electrical consultant: Virendra Khatri, Hawkins Jenkins Ross
Hydraulic consultant: Mark Kane, Thomson Kane Hydraulic
Landscape consultant: Ross Gamble, Gamble McKinnon Green
Building surveyor: Michael Moran, Philip Chun & Associates
Townplanning Consultant: John Gaskell, John Gaskell Planning
Heritage consultant: Martin Rowney, Gordon Grimwade & Associates
Traffic Consultant: Neil Viney, Viney Traffic Engineering
Builder: McNab Constructions
Project manager: John Angel, Angel Consulting Pty Ltd
Project manager: Allen Dwyer, Barcaldine Shire Council
Photographer: Brian Hooper
Photographer: Jon Linkins
Photographer: Jon Linkins
Photographer: Jon Linkins
Entered
2010


Photographs by Brian Hooper, Jon Linkins, Jon Linkins & Jon Linkins, text by Brian Hooper Architect and m3architecture - Architects in Association

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