Wendy Hastrich Architect Pty Ltd
This practice specialises in providing a consultation process that is expansive and inclusive. Wendy has a Bachelor of Education in addition to a Bachelor of Architecture which combines to provide a unique and inclusive approach. This practice uses physical 3-D models to ensure that all participants in the projects completely understand the implications of the designs developed.
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Brambuk – the entry building to the National Park
Halls Gap, 2006
This project was funded through RIDF as a reconciliation project working with Parks Victoria and 5 aboriginal groups under Gariwerd Enterprises. This project provides an entry building to the National Park. The aboriginal community manages the facility and provides Tourist information and Education programs, restaurant and retail facilities. The building won the Regional, State and National Master Builders Association prize for the best design and construction for a project between $ 1-2 million. The building is built primarily from Hoop pine ply and recycled timber.
Pakenham Tennis Centre
This project is to be used primarily as a club room for the Pakenham Tennis club and was designed for Cardinia Shire Council. Council wanted the design to be suitable for an extended range of functions. The building is visible from the overpass into Pakenham and sits easily within its residential setting but it different enough to work as an attractor to the site.
This was a great project where I was called upon to convert an old under-utilised series of squash courts and recreation facility into a facility to house a variety of providers of counselling and support services to the community. We had $750K for this project and was told by Council make the place look like it never existed. This was a great example of how a redundant building can be recycled.