Nunduk is a luxury health and wellness project built upon the principles of Regenerative design. Bringing to life a project developed with the landscape and its environment in a co-creative relationship of mutual benefit.
The design and construction of the Retreat minimises ground impacts, with buildings elevated and building footprints and impact areas minimised to support vegetation growth.
The layout of the development has avoided the removal of canopy cover, retaining trees that contribute to the visual amenity of the landscape. Further, replacement planting utilises indigenous vegetation to match and enhance existing environmental vegetation classes. Nunduk already contains important environmental features, such as the wetlands system, significant flora and fauna, sites of geomorphological significance and Aboriginal cultural significance.
The development provides the opportunity for people to experience the landscape. Lake Wellington is a currently under-utilised natural asset. With the majority of the Gippsland Lakes area comprising Crown Land, there are minimal opportunities to showcase this asset. Nunduk provides an opportunity for visitors to experience the beauty of this landscape and will set an excellent precedent for nature-based tourism for Victoria.
Nunduk Landscape Design Vision
01. Merge Architecture and Landscape
Landform is sculpted to gently merge the resort into the broader landscape setting
02. Orientation Views and Aspect
The resort architecture is located to maximise solar orientation as well as provide expansive views over Lake Wellington
Nunduk highlights the sense of arrival, gradually revealing the project, first its merged landform, arrival courtyard, lobby and expansive vistas
The delicacy of the existing site landscape is contrasted with the robust concrete expression of the architecture
05. Elegant Simplicity
Paths, landform and architecture a new simple legible additions to the landscape
Perry Lethlean, TCL