Howmans Gap Alpine Centre
Location Falls Creek, VICTORIA
Description Peter Thompson Architects was engaged to design and manage the new univerally accessible accommodation block at the Howman’s Gap Alpine Centre. The building is the first of its kind in Australia and has won awards for its inclusiveness and uniqueness. The building sleeps 36 people in 6 dorms, each with two accessible en-suites. The building also has its own kitchen facilities, changing places facilities and manager’s quarters. The building heavily utilizes Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in its design in order to ensure energy efficiency and comfort for its participants. The facility is managed by the YMCA for the state government and is the main accommodation for the Disabled Winter Sports Australia (DWA) The facility caters for a diverse range of participants disability including physical, hearing, visual and the like.
Budget 5.5 million dollars.
Role The role of Peter Thompson Architects in the Howmans Gap project is on going over 15 years and includes Design Architect, Interior Architect and assistant to the project manager.