Coffs Harbour Hardwoods was proud to supply timber for the Giidany Miilarl cultural education space at Muttonbird Island Coffs Harbour. This natural amphitheatre was dedicated to the Gumbaynggirr Nation of the Coffs Coast. Timber was chosen as the main building material for it’s natural textural qualities, the ability to be worked and inscribed with the chosen artwork, and it’s robust character in this highly exposed marine location. The naturally weathering texture and tone of the timber allows the strong robust structure to sit sympathetically at the base of the island.
A variety of timber types and species were used to suit each element of the design, including locally harvested and naturally seasoned Bloodwood columns – rough sawn and left to intentionally grey off, dressed mixed hardwood ramp planks, large locally sourced recycled bridge timbers, and an old Ironbark timber bridge head stock which was located as an intriguing sculptural seating element at the head of the entry path onto the island.
Designed by Fisher Design + Architecture & Mackenzie Pronk Architects and built in conjunction with Coffs Harbour City Council and National Parks and Wildlife.