Studio Chris Fox
University of Sydney
Swinburne University of Technology
Albury, New South Wales, Australia
November 2022 – April 2023
Text by Studio Chris Fox
Re/place Pavilion has been collaboratively designed by Studio Chris Fox, Bollinger+Grohmann, the University of Sydney and Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. It combines the creativity and expertise of architects, artists, students, engineers, and designers. Exploring circular design thinking, the team have rethought, reduced, reused, remanufactured, repurposed and recycled materials to deliver the final Pavilion design.
The core structure of the Re/place Pavilion has been built from repurposed construction timber waste, sourced from various sites around Sydney and Melbourne. The Pavilion façade is composed of repurposed timber from Albury including reclaimed elements taken from previous iterations of the Summer Place Pavilion. The facade of the timber structure is complimented with mycelium features (incorporating panels grown from fungi) that are prototypes for the design and utilization of emerging biomaterials for use in construction.
The logic of the Pavilion is based on modular construction techniques and engineered through computational design. Potential material inputs were re-calibrated into new structural forms leading to the resolution of the final Pavilion design. This process has also helped minimize wastage in the construction and assembly phases of the project.