The site of the historic
Applying a strategy of modification rather than demolition was key, with the architects following a ‘minimum intervention’ approach due to limited budget and site conditions. A shaded walkway follows the original garden path, while the former hotel lobby is transformed into a tea house. The path is a closed loop, with the central tea house forming both the start and end points of the Garden Island Countyard.
The raised pathway enhances the landscape of “proper dense, various views, full of twists and turns,” according to the architects.