Master of Architecture - University of Newcastle

Abrar Khan

Abrar Khan

Boora Point: Interpretation Centre

The Boora Point project is a design intervention in Sydney's one of the most representative landscapes; the 'Malabar Headland National Park'. It is a rich, complex and a vague site that recently opened to the public after almost 100 years, and is one of the last remaining, unmodified bushland in the area with substantial heritage. The rich biodiversity and aboriginal history of the headland are of scientific and educational significance. The Interpretive Centre uses a heritage trail as its host site, containing a set of abandoned, derelict WW2 structures, to tell the stories of the land.

The project explores issues of the “terrain vague” and draws upon the values of the urban landscape beyond nature and play. It examines how various qualities and complex functions can co-exist together, retaining a site's true memory and values through the creation of a 'layered matter'; representative of our past, present and future.

The aim is to create a place for the dissemination of knowledge, stimulating awareness and enriching the visitor experience by helping them understand the significance of the site. It is about a facility which is essentially elements in the landscape that bring us closer to nature and heritage.

Abrar Khan

Boora Point: Interpretation Centre

The Boora Point project is a design intervention in Sydney's one of the most representative landscapes; the 'Malabar Headland National Park'. It is a rich, complex and a vague site that recently opened to the public after almost 100 years, and is one of the last remaining, unmodified bushland in the area with substantial heritage. The rich biodiversity and aboriginal history of the headland are of scientific and educational significance. The Interpretive Centre uses a heritage trail as its host site, containing a set of abandoned, derelict WW2 structures, to tell the stories of the land.

The project explores issues of the “terrain vague” and draws upon the values of the urban landscape beyond nature and play. It examines how various qualities and complex functions can co-exist together, retaining a site's true memory and values through the creation of a 'layered matter'; representative of our past, present and future.

The aim is to create a place for the dissemination of knowledge, stimulating awareness and enriching the visitor experience by helping them understand the significance of the site. It is about a facility which is essentially elements in the landscape that bring us closer to nature and heritage.