Merricks Equestrian Centre

Merricks Equestrian Centre


Located on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, the Equestrian Centre is the combined design effort of London studio Seth Stein Architects and local firm Watson Architecture + Design.

Its reinforced rammed earth walls, wrapping spotted gum façade and “horse pond” will be the talk of the architecture community for some time, but the roof at this Equestrian Centre project in Merricks, should not be over looked. The 1,000sqm complex is set on an undulating site that was levelled and drained before construction and was designed exclusively for the breeding of warm blood eventing horses.

The Australian Institute of Architects’ said “Detailing has been taken to the next level with bespoke industrial design elements. Ultimately, the building creates a special and unique place for both valuable livestock and visitors.”

Timberbuilt Australia is very proud to be involved in this project providing the 3d modelling, detailing and the prefabrication manufacture of Australian mixed species ash glulam supplied by Glamex. A collaboration between Timberbuilt and Architects – Robert Watson (Watson Architecture + Design) & Seth Stein (Seth Stein Architects), Structural Design – Perrett Simpson and Builder – Justin Smallman (B2D Constructions) made the project a success.

Project Details

LocationMerricks, Victoria

ArchitectWatson Architecture & Seth Stein Architects

Structural DesignPerrett Simpson

Builderb2d construction

3D detailed & prefabricated manufactureTimberbuilt Australia P/L

Material Supply (Hardwood Glulam - Australian mixed species ash) Glamex