Max Pritchard Architect – Southern Ocean Lodge


Architects: Max Pritchard Architect
Location: Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia
Engineering Consultant: Engineers Pocius & Associates
Project year: 2008
Project Area: 1,548 sqm
Photographs: Sam Noonan & George Apostolidis

Southern Ocean Lodge is being described as Australia’s first “Super Lodge”; and has already been named by Tatler Magazine following a worldwide survey as Hotel of the Year 2009.

The architecture relates closely with the dramatic site. Tucked back behind forty metre high cliffs, large sweeping window walls capturing the expansive views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine bush. A strong sculptural element is the one hundred metre long wall of Kangaroo Island limestone weaving from a covered entrance, through the largely untouched bush and into the Main Lodge.

Twenty one guest suites cascade down the slope from the Main Lodge, with access from a Breezeway ramp. Roofs follow the slope of the land, but with a gentle upward, wave-like curve every fourth suite.

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