Settling in the deep valley of Mount Tamborine, this elegant piece of architecture does not require loud noises or express strong emotions; it just stays there quietly, blending into the environment, and returns to its true meaning. Its existence is a witness to history, a reflection on presence, and hope for the future. The architecture gradually rises up from the terrain, subtle as a white ribbon, no longer pursuing the shock of form; but wants to diminish the building so that it completely disappears, no longer highlights its visual characteristics, but strives to integrate with the surrounding environment. As one. the building and the environment form an indeterminable dichotomy, the human experience of space dominates, and the feeling of the building mass form is weakened, so as to achieve the purpose of hiding. provoke to embrace koalas, embrace nature and humans themselves.
The architecture shaped into an open annulus with its aperture facing the forest. Its mass also serves as a buffer from the adjacent public road so that it could protect users from the surrounding traffic noise when enjoying the scenery. The “hugging” form design not only embodies the concept of embrace from a physical aspect, but also applies a linear circulation strategy at the outermost visitor center, while keeping the program about koalas in a relatively central position in the building, arranging human activities go along around koalas. The main focus of this building is on the user's sensing of different spaces, and by processing the difference in height between the ground and the roof, three different functional zones are implied. Minimize the interference of the solid wall on visuality, so that Koala is always bathed in warm sights.
The roof starts as a whole from both ends, then elevates into three rings with different radii near the center, corresponding with the activities beneath. The west side of the roof merges with the terrain to become the entrance of the visitor to the roof. Openings formed by three pieces of roofs enhance lighting conditions during the day, and also allow people on the roof to interact with people inside and integrate boundaries between indoor and outdoor.