First Impression – In-heritage kiosk pavilion 2013
From a walking distance, a clear casted resin structure reminds of the historical kiosk pavilion that was once destroyed, celebrating the Victorian architecture.
The New Lubetkin
The New Lubetkin explores the coexistence between humans and penguins focused on contributing to a new vision of the ‘Unzoo Model’. The Penguin Discovery Centre introduces a unique experience that brings together educational and research programs adjacent to the little penguins’ natural habitat at St Kilda Pier. Miyazaki’s Ponyo influenced the project vision in a fantasy-learning environment where it curates visitors experience into the penguin’s ‘hunting routine’ primarily targeting young children. My design proposal explores a Rachael Whiteread inspired view of the interior where the habitat experiences of humans and penguins are exchanged.
Vi Thi Hong Nguyen has been awarded the "Corporate Culture Prize for Outstanding Final Project" in Interior Architecture at the 2013 MADA Now exhibition.
Penguin Rehabilitation Aquarium - Under water
Little penguins are gracefully swimming above visitors showing off their capacity to fly in water. When looking up, swimming predators cannot see their white belly against the light.
Observatory Roof top - Above the water
The sunrise view from observatory rooftop embraces the wide expanse of the ocean whilst below, the little penguin’s dark blue back blends into the sea camouflaging from flying predators.
Under the rocks
Rise and shine! It’s time to see little penguins leaving their nest swimming out to the sea. Behind there are hungry chicks waiting for their parents to return.
Research Centre & Stage
An immersive habitat where it gives penguin the choice to swimming under the void to be with humans Perfect for our favourite mascot penguin who loves to show off his pose!
Research volunteers saved these poor little penguins got caught in oil spill caused by increase of shipping. They need to be scrubbed nice and clean to prevent from toxic chemicals. You can also help us make knitted sweaters to protect these cute penguins!