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Rest Stop

Pull Over Studio | Instructor: Arch. Ross Brewin | Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

The project is a rest stop located in The Gardens in Bay of fires, a conservation area on Tasmania's east coast. This site is Famous for its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches and orange lichen-covered granite rocks. Visitors like to climb on the rocks and take photos. The project includes a parking area, public toilets (unisex toilet and disabled toilet with baby change station), information point, rest seats and lookout area.

The composition of the project follows the vegetation line and creates unique sights that face the landscapes in the site: the ocean, the farm fields and the mountains. In addition, there is a decking path that leads to the lookout area in the East. This path creates a safe and accessible way to the main attraction of this area, the huge orange lichen-covered granite rocks in the ocean. 

The inspiration for the design was the rocks in the site. The walls are built with flat local stones and the roof is made of corten steel, which has a similar color to the orange lichen which covers the rocks, and that is suited to the conditions near the ocean. The roof design is based on the way the water flows between the rocks: the water flows from the roof surfaces above the two building masses to the rain gutter between them, and the rain gutter leads the water directly to the water tank (in this area in Tasmania using a rainwater container is required).

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Site Plan

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Location Plan



Ground Plan



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Section A-A

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Section B-B

Material Palette



Galvanized Steel

Corten Steel Flat Sheet

Corrugated Corten Roofing

Stacked Stone Wall


Wall Section

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Corrugated corten steel sheets are connected to the corten beams with roofing screws.

Galvanized steel columns are welded to connection plates. The horizontal corten steel beams are connected to the connection plate with screws. The connection between the beams are welded.

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Stacked stone wall. Through stone every 2-4 layers. Small stones fill the empty space between the stones.

Galvanized steel columns are welded to round connection plates and connected to the concrete base with screws. 


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1. Dig the footings. Lay the electrical conduit, drainage and water supply. Pour the concrete into the formwork. 

2. Set and secure the prefabricated steel work to the concrete base. Columns, door frames and the seat support have been galvanized.

3. Assemble the prefabricated roof supports. The corten steel beams have been bent, the connection plates have been welded to enable assembly. The roof support beams have been manufactured at the steel works in such a manner as to allow transport and onsite final welding. The gutter construction is created from profile cut 5 mm corten steel. These are welded to the columns onsite. 

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4. Fit the roofing materials: Corrugated corten sheets have been bent to suit the beam's radius and connected with roofing screws. Flat corten steel sheets have been folded to suit the gutter profile. The connection between the sheets and the profile supports is made with onsite welding. 

5. Construct the stacked stone wall in a way that cover the columns.

6. Plumbing and electrical fit-out. Install water tank. Fit doors, timber fittings and signages.    




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