Como Terraces commences construction with Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony.
As part of the ground breaking event for Como Terraces, a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony was conducted by Indigenous Elder Ronald Terrick, also known as Uncle Ringo, of the Wurundjeri Tribe who are the traditional custodians of the lands.
Set on a once-in-a-lifetime site overlooking the Yarra River, Como Terraces is a complex series of eight buildings that work with the landscape, meandering and nestling into the steep topography that falls 26-metres. A close collaboration between Carr and landscape architect, TCL, sees the proposal merging the honed local knowledge and respect for the site’s unique location.
In describing the architectural response, Associate Director David Brooks explains,
“The client really wanted this to be unique and unprecedented. The experience is quite inverse – some of the distinctive experiences occur as you walk through the middle and up the site, offering a meandering journey element. It’s a very atypical way the landscape and architecture work together.”
The project is due to be completed in mid-2024.
Read more about Como Terrace’s unique landscape response that seeks a balance between the built and the natural.