Shurui Wu

Shurui Wu

Ann Arbor, MI, US


Wollemi National Park Hostel

The function of the Wollemi national park hostel is to provides bedrooms and study space for students and scholars who wants to do research on natural environment, geography as well as biology in this park. 

The building is located inside the forest which is close to the beach and giant rocks whose nickname are known as "pagodas". The challenge of this building is how to touch the earth lightly without destroying the environment. The material strategy of the building is "Chameleon": for the aluminum and glass public dining part, people can see the reflection of landscapes nearby as well as see through the building to enjoy beautiful landscape; the wood structure bedrooms part is hidden in the jungle. 

The other important part of the design strategy is how to design an economical eco-building. The final scheme include a roof system which can cool down the temperature of interior. Rain water storage system, solar panel heating system as well as a green house (A.K.A living machine) which can recycle and reuse waste to produce gas as well as clean water.

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Status: School Project
Location: Australia