Situated in Warrenheip, on the outskirts of the rural city of Ballarat, Euterria Hotel is set to become a landmark building adjacent to the key Western Highway route. A strong contextual response is formed through the building’s integration with the landscape and its earthy materiality.
Aspects of biophilic design are used to increase the connectivity occupants feel to the natural environment by incorporating the existing folds of the land into the architecture.
90 rooms plus various internal
and external public spaces
Commencing for 2022
The architecture is designed to reflect the surrounding topography, which features gentle rolling hills, and to soften the transition between the farming areas and the beginning of the city’s commercial zone. In this sense, Eutierria appears to be a natural and logical product of its environment.
Eutierria is an innovative application of modular design that adds to Ballarat’s rich and varied architectural vernacular.
Rooms are decorated in warm, earthy materials and colours, which serve to complement and amplify the natural terrain outside. Full length feature windows take in the appealing scenery and surrounds of the Eutierria Hotel, and ensure each room is flooded with natural light.
The ground floor restaurant, parking, lobby, recreation and service area is seemingly encased in a natural rise on the site, evoking the sense this building is an innate part of its landscape.