Perched on pink granite cliffs, a series of prefab pavilions offer a luxe, back-to-nature experience in one of Tasmania’s oldest National Parks.
Celebrated for its dramatic rock formations and pristine bush environment, Tasmania’s Freycinet National Park has become all the more alluring with the addition of nine exquisitely crafted pavilions.
Soon after RACT Destinations acquired the iconic Freycinet Lodge—the country’s only national park resort—local architecture firm Liminal Studio was tapped to design the Coastal Pavilions, a series of one-bedroom suites that offer a luxurious and immersive experience that is different from the resort’s existing 60 cabins.
Working together with Tasmanian builders Cordwell Lane, the architects have designed sustainably minded pavilions that were prefabricated offsite for minimal site impact.
The nine structures take cues from their sublime surroundings with natural timber finishes, curved forms, and full-height windows that effortlessly bring the outdoors in.
"We have drawn inspiration from this unique setting to influence the architecture and interiors of the pavilions," explains Peta Heffernan, design director at Liminal Studio.
"The design has taken its cue from the fluidity and layers of the coastal rock formations, the coloring of the rich orange lichen, and forms of the nearby bays. The exteriors are treated in a recessive way so as not to compete with this beautiful landscape."
The coast’s fluid topography is echoed in the interior design with its sinuous flow of walls, surfaces, and joinery.
The interiors are sheathed in offcuts of Tasmanian oak timber and Blackwood, and the only plywood that is manufactured locally. This application is likely the first time that the Tasmanian plywood, typically only used for structural ply, has ever been used for a featured finish.
"Showcasing utilitarian and natural materials in innovative ways has created a unique atmosphere befitting of its setting," says a representative of Freycinet Lodge.
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