Summer Place 2021 reflects on the experience of summer in the local region, and the significance of the river and specifically the trees and the shade they provide.
Returning in November, 2021 to QEll Square is the Summer Place temporary pavilion project.
This ephemeral architecture aims to bridge the divide between QEII Square in the centre of Albury and the river landscape which has brought people together for millennia. The softly curved form is a container which gathers a collection of large, locally harvested live edge timber slabs. The slabs are positioned vertically, maintaining their connection to the forest from which they came. The blackened timber board exterior is created from bushfire salvaged timber. The pavilion aims to create discussions around the local environment, sustainability and the meaning of summer in the region.
This years Summer Place has been designed by Carly Martin of Akimbo Architecture.
Carly Martin founded AKIMBO Architecture in Albury after 10 years of highly awarded practice in Sydney. With high-end commercial and residential experience gained over the last decade with Casey Brown Architecture, Carly has completed numerous internationally award-winning buildings. In 2019, Carly Martin founded her own practice ‘Akimbo’ – taken from the middle English meaning ‘a change in direction’. The practice is founded on the principal that architecture has the power to change and shape our experiences. Carly is also the current Co-Chair of the Border Architect Forum, and is a director on the board of Beyond Housing, one of regional Victoria’s largest providers of affordable housing. Carly Martin is this year’s recipient of the Dulux Study Tour, awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects.
Summer Place is an experimental architecture project, held in QEII Square in the heart of Albury’s cultural precinct.
Summer Place aims to engage the community in new ways with our public space, as well as providing architects with the opportunity to experiment and be creative with urban design.