Jacobs Well, Queensland
Horizon Shores is a large working marina designed to facilitate the servicing, maintenance, storage and temporary accommodation associated with the boating industry. The marina contains a yacht club, showrooms, marine offices, main street retail and cafés, general waterfront industry including a travel lift, a fuel depot, boat yard, an eco tourism hotel, dry boat storage and 1400 wet berths. The retail / commercial frontage to the architecture forms a lively human scaled edge to the built form sited on the waters edge. It shields the more industrial uses of the site and provides an active urban edge to the marina. The architectural character is that of a maritime village, composed of small scaled building dements, traditional in form yet given a contemporary twist through the use of architectural language to create a unique, legible human scaled village environment.