Eco tourism and Tasmanian architecture seems to be growing stronger each year. The Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP!) designed by ROOM11 hugs the waters edge along a linear stretch of public land from Wilkinson’s Point to Montrose Bay on the Elwick Bay foreshore, 10 minutes north of Hobart by car, 20 minutes by ferry and 40 minutes by bike.
Situated on the Derwent estuary system, at Elwick Bay, GASP responds to the lapping tides. The tidal waters produce an ever-changing environment of mud flats and inundations. Bird and marine life come and go. GASP! is filled with atmosphere and natural incidents.
Spanning 3km made of Timber, stainless steel, concrete, glass & paint GASP the penultimate gesture of the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park .Composed of architecture that responds to the scale of the surrounding land-form. Blunt forms frame and command the superlative Tasmanian landscape. Colour and architecture have been used as a vehicle for re-evaluation and re-appreciation of place. The re-forming of the shoreline embraces the expanse of Elwick Bay, the bay becomes integral to the experience, and a unity has been created.