Located amidst farmland and vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, Seth Stein Architects (UK) and Watson Architecture + Design (Melbourne) were commissioned to design a new equestrian centre. The building is arranged in a crescent plan characterised by a rear perimeter wall, constructed in rammed earth, which culminates in a fountain and shallow pool for the horses. Natural ventilation and shading as well as efficient use of water resources were key to the design.
American Institute of Architects’ UK Excellence in Design – Professional Award Commendation 2015
Australian Institute of Architects’ Victorian Architecture Awards – Sir Osborn McCutcheon award for Commercial Architecture 2015
Blueprint Awards – Shortlisted for ‘Best non-public use project – commercial’ 2015
Photography: Lisbeth Grosmann; Justin Smallman