YHA Oban - Stewart Island
Consultancy Services: Mechanical, Electrical & Fire
Client: Youth Hostel Association
Architect:Hopkinson Team Architecture
The YHA Oban project has progressed to a design concept stage where budgets have been established and YHA are now continuing to source funding to continue the project.
The proposed facility is to provide accommodation for tourists in a 'backpacker' type environment. An emphasis on environmentally sustainable design was briefed for the project.
Cosgroves provided mechanical, electrical and fire engineering with ESD initiatives such as solar heating, rain water recovery, waste heat recovery and daylight harvesting being incorporated in the design.
YHA are looking to this project to "showcase" the environmental connection YHA provides to tourists. The architectural and services concept design embodies these ideals while focusing on cost effective solutions.