Our proposal for an implement shed at a high-country station on the edge of Lake Hawea, needed to perform several functions. A base to house all the stations machinery and equipment, provide a warm and welcoming area for clients, facilities for staff, butchery, stable and also be sheltered from the prevailing northerlies.
Working from Louis Kahn’s ‘served and servant spaces’ concept, there are two buildings separated by a circulation courtyard area. One is dug into the hillside with a green roof to minimize the buildings impact on the outstanding natural landscape and contains the more utilitarian activities such as the butchery. The other opens to the view and contains activities that bring people together to socialize including hosting and entertaining areas, accommodation for staff and stable areas.