Quoll Centre, Archisoul, Sydney Architects

Quoll Centre

The Quoll Centre is designed as an integrative research facility and rehabilitation centre for the Eastern Quoll of New South Wales. Australian Quoll species have rapidly declined in number owing to habitat loss due to urbanisation, threatening the survival of this wonderful species. The site for this scheme is located in the John Morony Correctional Facility, where the prisoners can help to monitor, rehabilitate and care for the Quolls, and in return receive rehabilitation for themselves. The design was derived from a serpentine curve through the bush landscape, allowing opening up of the cages to their natural environments. Natural materials were selected, enabling a more subtle research facility to be designed which sits well within the context of the site.

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