BMW / T&Z Architects
Galvanised steel structure, jesmonite nesters and feeders, fiberglass pond and aquatic hardware’s, netting
10.5 x 8.1 x 4.1m
We see our intervention as taking a supporting role, to simply be the framework for the values we see as fundamental to the site and the project at large.
To to do this while maintaining the important practicalities of the project, We have turned the project inside out. By creating a spine-like structure all the utilities of feeding, cleaning and taking care of the birds are pulled to the middle of the of structure, easily accessible and carefully designed to be as user-friendly as possible. This inside-out program leaves the perimeter free, for unencumbered viewing and interaction with the birds, and allows the intervention to blend seamlessly into the surrounding trees and dune scapes.
Native flora landscaping around the aviary will provide a space for the students to learn about plants and animals native to the area. Gently undulating landscapes dissected by garden paths are intended to integrate the new and old elements of the site and provide a calming environment for the student and teachers as they watch listen and interact with the aviary birds.
The internal spine offers students a second ‘experiential zone’. Students can walk through the centre of the aviary fully immersing them in the experience without the need for teacher supervision. We saw that this area could also be utilised as a de-stress area for both students and teachers.