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Calder Woodburn Rest Station

Calder Woodburn Rest Station

Signage on landscape encourage rest during long journeys

The Calder Woodburn Rest Area is an iconic public facility located adjacent to the Goulburn Valley Highway. Undertaken with VicRoads, the brief called for a tough piece of urban infrastructure that would encourage drivers to take time to rest during long journeys. The roof serves as both shelter and sign within the landscape, celebrating the culture of the road and acting as a nodal point in a continuing journey. This facility provides a vital role in reducing driver fatigue and reducing accidents.

For

VicRoads

Sector

Urban Design & Infrastructure

Status

Completed

Year

2008

Location

Shepparton, Victoria, Australia

Country

Yorta Yorta people of the Kulin Nation

Photographer

John Gollings

Selected Awards

2010 ASI Steel Awards, Winner Steel Design Award Small Project
2010 Interior Design Awards, Winner Colour in Commercial Design
2010 Interior Design Awards, Commendation Public Award
2009 CCAA Public Domain Awards
Winner Public Artwork Award
2009 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards
Winner Colourbond Steel Award