Triabunna will be propelled onto the world stage at one of the Europe’s most significant cultural festivals.
The Triabunna Gatehouse will feature at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale in a film titled Repair by the Australian Institute of Architects.
The film, which features 15 architectural projects, is a part of a larger exhibition exploring the theme of environmental repair in contemporary architecture.
The Triabunna Gatehouse, built in 2014 by Gilby + Brewin Architecture, is used as a visitors pavilion and features several visual displays and artifacts.
It was recently described by RMIT architecture associate professor Richard Black as a “visual feast”.
“Marking arrival at this post-industrial township on Tasmania’s East Coast, the Triabunna Gatehouse by Gilby + Brewin Architecture is a visual feast inscribed with complex narratives of a place in flux,” he said.
East Coast Regional Tourism Organisation chief executive Ruth Dowty said the Gatehouse had been designed in conjunction with the Triabunna Tomorrow revitalisation project.
“Triabunna should be proud of this achievement,” she said.
“It just goes to show that you don’t need to be in a big sophisticated city to be on a world stage, but you can be a small township like Triabunna.”
Venice’s landmark festival is split up into two parts which alternate every year – the arts festival and the architecture festival.
While the first Architecture Bienalle was in 1980, the first Art Bienalle was held in 1895.
The 2018 Venice Architecture Bienalle runs until November 25.