CHROFI et McGregor Coxall : Maitland Riverlink

In order to revitalize the small town of Maitland (Australia) and strengthen its link with the Hunter River, the architectural firm CHROFI, associated with landscapers McGregor Coxall, imagines a wooden structure oriented on the course of the water, in a part of the city left abandoned. At once a place of passage, contemplation and meeting of a restaurant and a café, the Maitland Riverlink covered passage is destined to change the daily life of this Welsh city.

Located along the Hunter, the town of Maitland has long developed by turning its back on its river, whose many floods have pushed residents to see it as a constraint rather than an asset. A revulsion now gone thanks to the intervention of CHROFI and McGregor Coxall who reverse this dynamic by creating a community infrastructure in the form of a wooden arch and brick.

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"Riverlink is an inspiring space that I am sure will see many opportunities for use, whether for events or to spend time in the heart of the city. " Scot MacDonald, Parliamentary Secretary

A gallery with a floor area of ​​400 square meters functioning as an outdoor public lounge and encouraging gatherings in this little used area of ​​Maitland, including through a cafe and restaurant glazed for the course of water.

A striking example of humanist architecture!

To learn more, visit the CHROFI website et McGregor Coxall

Photographs: Mark James