After a devastating fire in 2014, DSGNK was involved in the redevelopment proposal in form of an EOI for the iconic ‘Waltzing Matilda Centre’ museum in Winton. Together with Thomson Adsett we developed an architectural concept with strong focus on community and sustainability. The design idea centers a billabong in a sunken courtyard as a symbol for the birth of life and proposes the use of thermal mass to provide natural cooling given the extreme weather conditions in this remote outback town. Furthermore the new centre in designed to tie in with the new energy strategy for Winton to run on 100% renewables.

Collaborators: Thomson Adsett, nZD

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Ronny was born in former East Germany and describes himself as a world citizen and creative superhero. He is the founder of DSGN Kartell as well as a director for the Green Building Institute Australia. Grown up where “sustainability” was a necessity to survive, he developed a broad skill set and a very creative mind. Home & product designer, sustainability advocate, businessman, photographer – Ronny is wearing many hats (literally).

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