Cosgroves

The Remarkables Ski Area

A Great Location for Skiing - A Tough Location for Building

With striking architecture that juts out of the Remarkables Ski Field’s snowy landscape, the Base Building presented many challenges from design to construction. Cosgroves provided full building services and fire engineering, which enabled us to  internally coordinate between disciplines. Due to extreme climatic conditions, all systems needed to be capable of performing regardless of ambient temperature.

Identifying and Adapting to Complications

During the design phase, we conducted thorough risk analyses for all services, identifying unique challenges such as humidity from melting snow, the potential for plant to freeze, and moisture interfering with mechanical & electric systems. To counteract these, we implemented a sophisticated Building Management System (BMS) which controls and monitors all mechanical and electrical systems. The BMS provides timeclock control of all systems as well as an after-hours function to maintain suitable temperatures when the building is unoccupied.

A Welcome Refuge From the Cold

Cosgroves, Michael Wyatt (Architect), Arrow International (Project Manager), and all other parties recognised the function of the Base Building as a place of relaxation and fun for thousands of families and travellers each year. We worked together to create systems that integrate seamlessly with one another, placing the focus on the landscape rather than the building itself.

The services plant and equipment was selected to provide robut performance and to remain trouble-free for years to come. In this way, the Remarkables Ski Area can continue to be a recreation hotspot in the foreseeable future.

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