The Precinct is a place where small-to-medium enterprises, research and development institutions, wider industry players including international agri-innovation firms and government entities can test, research and develop their products for market. The Precinct will focus on growing the state’s capacity to manufacture more of its food product locally. It will also assist in building international demand for local brands among consumers willing to pay for quality, premium Western Australian products.
The Architects vision was to imbue the facility’s design with a progressive character, developing a unity throughout the precinct with particular form and material selection, whilst maintaining a uniqueness to each of the individual facilities through various combinations of those selections.
The exposed steel frame and bracing alongside the dark shiplap cladding defines a narrative of farming and agricultural facilities, while natural timber panels are also fashioned to create external harmony that frame the transient social spaces.
Importantly the Vulcan Cladding used in this project is a carbon negative building material. Each square metre of 20mm thick Vulcan Cladding stores 9.74 kg of carbon.
Michael Conroy – Silvertone Photography
Vulcan Hector Bandsawn Cladding 125×20 FSC Certified
Intergrain – Charred Black
Protector Oil – Various Colours