Batemans Bay: Public Domain
A pop-up exhibition of work by Monash Architecture students with Senior Lecturer Markus Jung, presenting innovative and inspiring designs for Batemans Bay’s public spaces.
Batemans Bay is a location of great potential. Situated at the junction of the Batemans Marine Park and the Clyde River National Park, it is also located at the intersection of two major highways: the coastal Princes Highway linking Sydney to Melbourne and the Kings Highway linking the Far South Coast to Canberra.
The surrounding Mogo, Bolaro and Benandarah State Forests provide a picturesque framing to the town. The mountain views from the town centre are complemented by views out towards the Toll Gate Islands that sit at the edge of the bay and the Tasman Sea. As a place of junctions, both constructed and natural, it is fitting that the most recognizable structure of the town is its iconic vertical lifting bridge, opened in 1956.
Batemans Bay features several key urban and ecological features that characterise the town centre. The street pattern provides numerous pedestrian throughways between the waterfront and the retail and commercial areas of the town. A significant but overlooked natural feature is the Watergardens, with its waterway connection back to the bay
In this pop-up exhibition, Monash Architecture students will envision Batemans Bay through the lense of public domain. The new public domain will act as an interrelated network to project Batemans Bay towards an exciting and resilient future.
XPACE & SWA with MADA Architecture, Monash University. Exhibition hosted by the Eurobodalla Shire Council