Gerard Reinmuth is Director at the Australian Studio Terroir. In this video, he elaborates on designing a visitor centre for the Puffing Billy Railway located at the Dandenong Ranges, 40 kilometers east of Melbourne, AU.

Instead of the architecture coming to the fore, Terroir worked with the landscape and train travel as the main attractions. The idea was to make The Lakeside Visitor Centre an invisible place by designing a narrow entrance zigzagging into larger spaces.

The photo used as the cover image for this article was taken by photographer Rory Gardiner.

Address: 1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave VIC 3160, Australia

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Want to know more? Visit Terroir's website and the Puffing Billy Railway's website.