Located in the stunning and hilly New Zealand landscape, the welcome shelter serves as an environmental educational space that encourages visitors to take part in the environmental restoration occurring at the sanctuary. It consists of three timber enclosures that provide storage space, ablution facilities and an office for the site ecologist. The welcome shelter was built in 2015 and is designed, constructed and operated by a group of volunteers.
The outside walls on the three timber enclosures have been treated with WOCA Exterior Oil to protect the surface against fungus and UV radiation. WOCA Master Oil Natural have been used on the wood floors and WOCA Basic Soap on the inside walls with the purpose of maintaining the raw and beautiful look of the wood - a style that fits flawlessly with the stunning surroundings.
Designer: Sarosh Mulla Design
Location: Gisborne, New Zealand
Project team: 88 community volunteers and 88 sponsors
Client: longbush ecological trust
Project year: 2015
Construction period: October 2013 – December 2014
Fabrication: sarosh mulla & 88 community volunteers
Dimensions: 12m long x 12m wide x 6m high
Area: 150 sqm / 1,615 sqf
Materials: steel and architectural fabric roof canopy, with timber framed and lined enclosures