- Multiplex, Sealanes
- Fremantle, Western Australia
- Tim Greer, Bettina Siegmund, Marcia Morely
The beach draws people from the land to the shores of the Indian Ocean with its beauty and ruggedness. The ideal residential development taps into the energy and the spectacle of the coastal edge, whilst confidently sheltering its residents from the extreme elements and allowing those drawn to the ocean to pass through the site. In our proposal, the buildings are organised like fingers pointing to the ocean or like wharves stretching out into the sea, allowing people to move readily from East to West, from land to water.
A wide variety of dwelling types, with a high level of passive thermal comfort and privacy have been organised into eight fingers across the 2.2 hectare site. Natural materials, characteristic of Fremantle and the Australian Beach, are proposed both for their durability and to enhance the immediacy of the natural world.