Pee Wees @ the Point, NT, 1998
National RAIA Award for Commercial Buildings, 1998
National RAIA Environment Citation, 1998
RAIA (NT) Tracy Memorial Award, 1998
Pee Wee Camp is an historic site in the East Point Reserve which come under the control of the Darwin City Council. The site is listed on both the National Estate and NT. Heritage Registers.
The Council engaged Troppo Architects in 1995 to investigate the use of the site as a cafe\restaurant/function facility to achieve Troppo Architects to design, document and supervise the construction of the new facility.
The restaurant development is designed to compliment the remaining’Sidney Williams’ structures and to inflict minimal impact on the remaining concrete slabs and archaeological elements of the site. The building is also designed as not to impact on the visual amenity of the site from the water.
An open ‘al-fresco’ dining environment has been created through an expansive ‘open verandah’ restaurant floor. This unairconditioned space in turn opens up to a forward deck through large pivoting glass doors. These doors can be angled to either deflect or catch the prevailing breezes across the site.