SITE SPECIFIC Interpretation for natural and cultural heritage places
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WARRUMBUNGLE VISITOR CENTRE
The Warrumbungle Visitor Centre was completed in 2018. Site Specific was engaged to research, write and design the internal and external interpretation. The centre uses a host of traditional and interactive technologies to engage visitors.
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre
With a tiny budget, the centre was refurbished in 2017. Site Specific was engaged to research, write and design the interpretation and revamp the retail area using the existing fittings. The once dark, cramped space is now open and light and connected with the landscape. The displays are simple but effective, introducing visitors to the natural and cultural heritage of Blue Mountains National Park.
Wollongong Harbour has great cultural significance. Site Specific and Miller Metal Imaging were contracted to write, design, make and install a series of interpretive signs to showcase some of the history of this working harbour. By using existing infrastructure and recycling hand-adzed posts from a harbour shed, the interpretation blends with the industrial fabric of the area.
Hydro Majestic Pavilion
In 2014, the Hydro Majestic Hotel in the Blue Mountains underwent a complete renovation. The Hydro Majestic Pavilion was built as a retail/interpretive centre. Every possible historic item from the hotel was accommodated in an eclectic display that injected the pavilion with great interest and fun. Site Specific collaborated with CRD to create a retail experience with a difference.
Ulladulla on the NSW south coast has a rich and fascinating geological history. The 'Time Walk' winds through an urban park on the northern side of the harbour. A series of interpretive signs set at specific intervals reveal the geology of the area within an historical framework.
Voyager Park in Huskisson commemorates the men who died in Australia's worst naval disaster post WWII. An interpreted walk telling the story of boat and shipbuilding in the area leads to a memorial at the point. Site Specific worked collaboratively with Shoalhaven City Council landscape architects on this project.
Over the last ten years, Site Specific has produced numerous interpretive signs for Kiama Council. The signs reveal the natural and cultural heritage of the municipality. They conform to a strict design format and are manufactured to the highest standard.
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
Tucked in below the escarpment in an exquisite rainforest, Minnamurra Rainforest Centre in Budderoo National Park is an important educational resource for teachers and students. Site Specific has been engaged twice over the past 15 years to update the interpretation.
Spirit of Tasmania
The brief for this project was to inject meaning into the interiors of Spirit I and Spirit II. Site Specific rebranded the food and beverage outlets to better reflect the venues. We incorporated large format photos into the spaces to engage visitors with the history of passenger ferries across Bass Strait and introduce them to the natural and rural environments of Tasmania through highly visible interpretation.
Merimbula Visitor Centre
The main interpretive component in this visitor centre is a multi-layered map that introduces visitors to the natural and cultural heritage of the far south coast. The work was produced collaboratively with Aboriginal staff under the supervision of local Elders.
The wetlands at Shoalhaven Heads are internationally recognised as an important shorebird breeding and feeding area. Site Specific was engaged to help inspire the local community to protect the birds. We redesigned the car park to create a park and involved the local community in creating the interpretation for the site. The interpretation uses the metaphor of an international airport to raise awareness of the importance of the area for migratory birds.
Site Specific specialises in producing interpretive, wayfinding and information signs for cultural and natural heritage sites. We ensure that our signs are engaging and informative and the hope that by sharing a little knowledge, it will improve the experience of visitors.