Rosny Farm can be understood as a collection of beautiful buildings.

The new gallery adds a contemporary layer to the ensemble, located perpendicular to the Store Barn and completing a newly landscaped courtyard with reflecting pool. 225 square meters of additional exhibition space is provided featuring a glazed ceiling enabling natural light to illuminate artworks. The gallery can be organised as a single volume or divided into various configurations depending on the exhibition or event envisaged.

GASP – stage 1

The forthcoming  GASP! Project is Room 11’s first foray into public architecture.  Along the River Derwent in Glenorchy, Tasmania, Room 11 has built a colourfully calibrated public walkway which deftly links previously marginalised, but surprisingly beautiful sections of foreshore.

“We move on from nostalgic visions of place making and embrace interstitial ‘spaces’ with relish. “ states Thomas Bailey.

Abundant birdlife and the silky surface of the river are able to be closely inspected as one walks the gentle arc which links an existing school, playground, major entrainment centre and rowing club.

Punctuating the arc are two carefully crafted pavilions which offer shelter, seating and a location to pause and consider the water plane and sky.

The staged project was the result of a limited design competition in 2010. Subsequent stages are now under construction and include a concrete courtyard upon a redundant industrial platform. Maniacal blunt forms frame and command the superlative Tasmanian landscape.

GASP! has been conceived as a ribbon along which contemporary art events and installations can occur, the new architecture is an important feature of this.  Turner Prize winning Artist Susan Phillipz was commissioned by GASP!, to undertake the inaugural art project, The Waters Twine an 8 channel sound project embedded into the boardwalk in March 2013. Further events and installations are now underway.

Length: 3km
Materials: Timber, stainless steel, concrete, glass & paint.
Completion: 2011
Client: Glenorchy City Council

Funded by the Australian Government, Tasmanian State Government and the Glenorchy City Council.

GASP – stage 2

GASP stage two is the penultimate gesture of the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP!) .  It is composed of architecture that responds to  the scale of the surrounding landform.  Blunt forms frame and command the superlative Tasmanian landscape.  Colour and architecture have been used as a vehicle for  re-evaluation and re-appreciation of place.  The re-forming of the shoreline embraces the expanse of Elwick Bay, the bay becomes integral to the experience, a unity has been created.

Length: 3km
Materials: Timber, stainless steel, concrete, glass & paint.
Completion: 2013
Client: Glenorchy City Council

Funded by the Australian Government, Tasmanian State Government and the Glenorchy City Council.

MONA Heavy Metals Lab

The River Derwent has a difficult history. Heavy Metals were routinely dumped until relatively recently.

This has had people outraged for some time. MONA has made a commitment to doing something about it.

Room11 Architects have been commissioned to create submerged architecture which brings the state of the Derwent to collective attention.

Haptic experience and technical data will be deployed in the battle for hearts and minds – raising awareness regarding an important environmental initiative.

Prototyping is underway now.

Island Proposition – IP2100

Site area: 680 km (Melbourne – Hobart)

The Island Proposition 2100 proposes an infrastructural spine as an instrument to connect Australia’s regions into a sustainable metabolic system, initiating a new symbiotic relationship between urban centres and their supporting territories.

Connecting Melbourne and Hobart, the spine will carry the physical and virtual flows of exchange, allocate stocks, transform processes and demarcate future urban development along its linear axis. New urban types for living, industry and commerce will eventuate amongst a backdrop of downsizing sprawl and increasing natural spatial reserves.

A balanced system of exchange of population, information, material, energy, water and capital will flow in a steady stream along the spine, efficiently distributing stocks to solve predicted short­ages of specific regions. Hi-speed magnetic levitation and other emerging technologies will be implemented to transport people and stocks along the spine and adjoining subsystems.

 In addition to functioning as a means of transporting stocks and flows, the spine will operate as a model of efficient hybrid infrastructure by harvesting energy on site via solar, wind and tidal mechanisms, cleaning grey water with embedded constructed wetlands and performing as a rainwater catchment. These services will plug into the loop, sending inputs to urban centres and receiving outputs in the form of nutrients from compostable waste and grey water that will return to the midlands agricultural region to complete the cycle.

IP2100 incites the next great planning project by connecting Australian cities to achieve territorial equilibrium.

IP2100 featured at the Venice Biennale 2010
in the publication:
(Jovis, Berlin 2010)

Tokyo International Forum
September 2011
Tokyo, JP

Keywords: metabolism, synchronised systems, lineal city, resource flows,
re-territorialisation, composites, infrastructure architecture

Scott Lloyd


Visions of learning in a dramatic landscape.