Sleepy Woodgate, yawn and you’re moving too fast, blink and you’ll miss it. However, If it’s not your destination you won’t have heard about it. A part of the traditional land of the Kabi Kabi people, the local Dundaburra tribe is noted to have resided here for the last 50,000 years. Indicated by the many middens along the Burrum river, their diet was varied with large amounts of shellfish. White fellas arrived in the area in 1850, less than 170 years ago for farming prospects, mostly sugarcane. Woodgate earned itself a reputation as a growing beach resort. So come today it still is, a beach resort cum retirement village (median age of 61). Due to a lack of economy and minimal work opportunities, Woodgate is a place for hobbies and socializing where the pace of life and the hour slows. The importance of public spaces are emphasised, the main street and front verandah become the edges of the ‘living room’.
When the most important aspect to a building is its social connection, how does the facade respond?
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• Traditional Owners = kabi kabi People
• South Eastern QLD biogeographic region
• Mean annual temps; H - 26.7 L - 16.4
• Mean annual rainfall; 1026mm
• Population; 1,165
• Elevation 6 m
• median age = 61 (there are still wild tales
of naked Main street runs)
• The sub-tropical climate means beer tastes good all year round.
• High Ground water, 3-4m below the surface
• The main street is the common living room
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