Designed by Elenberg Fraser, Quay West Resort and Spa Falls Creek is located in Victoria, Australia. When autumn’s icy fingers wrap themselves around the dying rays of summer, our holiday dreams begin to turn from beach to ski-field. St Falls, the building created as a new gateway for Falls Creek, is literally a dream, its moth-like form representing the local Tawonga Aboriginal ‘dream-time’ mythology of the Bogong moth.
When researching the site, the architects discovered that it lay over an intersection of two former creek sites – which according to the dream mythology is where two Bogong moths were found. With a solid rock base that protects the building from the harsh Alpine elements, St Falls emerges in two timber and glass cocoons, while the winged floorplans radiate outwards and the peach-coloured glass becomes the dusky lustre of the moth wings.