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Iconic 'Summer Place' pavilion returns in 2022

Wednesday 23 November 2022

AlburyCity's much-loved Summer Place pavilion returns to QEII Square from 8 December 2022 to March 2023, with construction starting this week. This year’s Summer Place is titled 'Re/place Pavilion’.

The pavilion was designed by award-winning architects from Studio Chris Fox, an art and architecture firm in Sydney, and engineers Bollinger+Grohmann, an international engineering firm in Melbourne... in partnership with the University of Sydney, and Swinburne University of Technology.

Waste minimisation starts with good design. The design team challenged themselves to consider “As designers, architects, artists and engineers, how can we rethink our design process to reuse and transform construction waste?"

They utilised construction systems and technologies that make irregular shapes and sizes of reclaimed timber into useable and strong structures. They also explored assembly methods that allow for recycling of the components once dismantled.

Working with industry leading researchers from the University of Sydney and Swinburne University of Technology, the design team investigated the use of mycelium (a root-like structure of a fungus) as an emerging sustainable building product.

Mycelium has a very low environmental footprint, which makes it an ideal building material replacement for products like insulation and masonry. Summer Place provides the perfect opportunity to investigate how to better control and finetune mycelium production and application.

Albury Mayor Kylie King said Summer Place is a nationally significant architectural program that is putting Albury on the map.

"Our pavilions have won national awards and received commendations since the program's inception in 2018." Mayor King said.

"The program allows us to partner with leading architects to design a pavilion that connects people, challenges conventional thinking and inspires creative solutions, creating a space for everyone in our community to enjoy."

Stay tuned to AlburyCity’s social media channels to learn more about the journey of bringing 'Re/place Pavilion’ to life.

For more information visit the AlburyCity website.