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The Great Wall of WA named ArchDaily Building of the Year

The Great Wall of WA has been voted ArchDaily “Building of the Year 2016” in the housing category by users the website, which world’s most visited architecture portal.

The Great Wall of WA represents a fresh and innovative image for The Pilbara, a region seeking to transform itself from a place synonymous with the mining resources boom to a place where the iron rich soil becomes a tool to create a serene coexistence between human activity and the landscape. Utilising local clay and water and gravel sourced from a nearby river, the rammed earth with its unique cooling properties provides a perfect solution to counter the effects of the harsh Pilbara climate when combined with the underground location of the buildings.

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