Project Timber: The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp

Patrick Reynolds
Project Timber

The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp

Exploring the Southern Alps from Glenorchy's Thrilling Hub

Architecture: RTA StudioInteriors: Bureaux Ltd

The camp itself is a start and finish point run by a local team who are all passionate about the outdoors and who provide a series of experiences for small groups to venture off the beaten track. Their backyard is the 2.6 million-hectare Unesco South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

RTA Studio drew on the historical tapestry of mountaineering, farming, mining, and milling that allowed Glenorchy to grow up at the head of Lake Wakatipu. The goal was for the camp to surpass the expectations of today’s trampers and alpine adventurers - and to have wonderful energy. The ‘fun vibe’ was embedded at the fulcrum of the project.

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  • JSC TMT Taiga Interior Panelling

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