The Tasmanian Three Capes Walk, regarded by the Lonely Planet as one of world’s hottest new experiences, begins at Port Arthur’s Visitor Centre. The Parks and Wildlife Three Cape staff are based at the Visitor Centre with the registration office and locker room situated on the ground floor. All eager hikers register here so it was important to JAWS Interiors that this room had its own identity within the large centre.
The registration room is more than a space to log your name and store excess luggage in, it is the introduction to an awe-inspiring walk along Tasmania’s peninsula. Injecting the inner-hiker mentality through design into the visitors within the room is achieved through the use of details and materiality picked up from the Three Cape Cabins completed by JAWS Architects in 2015.
These details and materials are nostalgic gestures introducing walkers to what will soon unfold along their journey. Replicating the eucalyptus branch door handle, exposing the door track and using the custom fabric designed by a local artist specifically for the huts in this registration room connect this space to the outdoor adventure. A grand hero image taken of the three coastal headlands greets walkers as they enter highlighting the epic experience they are about to embark on.
Status: Completed 2017
Photography: Adam Gibson
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