Mountain Retreat

Central Otago 100sqm 2008

Mountain Retreat

Mountain Retreat


Mountain Retreat is a small structure set within a high country station, adjacent Lake Wakatipu, Central Otago. The colours and textures of the cladding integrate the building into the gravel tracks, exposed rock faces and scree slopes of the alpine environment. The architecture seeks to be a subtle insertion in the alpine landscape. The internal environment is both muscular and refined, referencing the toughness of the environment while providing comfort required for a retreat in the mountains.


Project Team

Tim Hay

Jeff Fearon

Gordon Gallagher

Robin Geiselhardt



Patrick Reynolds

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Awards & Press

NZIA Resene New Zealand Awards for Architecture (2009)

Finalist NZIA New Zealand Architecture Medal (2009)

Finalist WAF (World Architecture Festival Awards) Barcelona, Spain (2008)

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