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SEA CHANGE: ANDREW WRIGHT

Andrew Wright
The Point – Re: activating the coast

A reconfiguration of pathways and structures, that are lost along the foreshore due to sea level rise, make ‘The Point’ Lorne’s new social precinct. A series of design moves foster the growth of prior uses and activities, as well as offering new encounters. With architectural references to the pier and utilising the natural topography, a pavilion and viewing area are introduced to the site. The Point retains its significance as the starting point for the Pier to Pub annual ocean race, and provides a meeting place for both locals and tourists, reactivating the temporal nature of Lorne’s cultural and social life.

Re: Staging Lorne

Lorne’s foreshore is at the centre of this coastal township’s identity and is under threat from sea level rise. To address this, Lorne is re-staged through the design strategies of activate, accommodate and preserve. Each of these involves architectural interventions that are gradually implemented over time, so that Lorne can continue to perform as a hosting township, even with the loss of its foreshore promenade by the year 2100. The projects demonstrate how Lorne can pre-emptively redistribute public open space, amenity and activities to under-utilised locations and the transformed foreshore, while maintaining a sense of memory and history along its coastline.

Samantha Sarah Mikolajczak
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Andrew Wright
wrightan0@gmail.com

Andrew Wright
The Point – Re: activating the coast

A reconfiguration of pathways and structures, that are lost along the foreshore due to sea level rise, make ‘The Point’ Lorne’s new social precinct. A series of design moves foster the growth of prior uses and activities, as well as offering new encounters. With architectural references to the pier and utilising the natural topography, a pavilion and viewing area are introduced to the site. The Point retains its significance as the starting point for the Pier to Pub annual ocean race, and provides a meeting place for both locals and tourists, reactivating the temporal nature of Lorne’s cultural and social life.

Andrew Wright
Andrew Wright
The Quarry – Re: discovering the disused

A recreational precinct rediscovers the natural qualities of the disused Quarry, and reinstates it as an integral location for Lorne’s events economy, while also engaging with the rising water levels of the Erskine River. Composed of three parts, the scheme includes a river crossing, an evolving pavilion structure and an intermediate landing. Together, these interventions reference the history of the site through utilising quarrying techniques and local materiality. Ongoing public accessibility is ensured to this beautiful natural amphitheatre with its curated program of activities and events, from operas to camping.

Andrew Wright
Andrew Wright

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