Rainwater is collected both on-site and off for use in the resort and the local township, easing constraints in the drought-affected area. Energy-efficient design also plays into the strategy — all buildings are well insulated and have high performance glazing as well as efficient water heating, lighting and air conditioning systems.
The resort is composed of a main building (with reception, dining, a lounge and a spa) surrounded by a row of private rooms designed to maximize privacy and natural light. All the spaces afford spectacular views of the Great Oyster Bay, which was the main inspiration for the resort — the project’s form evokes memories of coastal land forms, dunes, waves and sea creatures. Tasmanian products, designers and materials were used wherever possible to create a unique, locally-designed sanctuary.
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