Interpretation Planning

Interpretation at a heritage place means all the ways of presenting the cultural significance of a place. The built fabric and artefacts at a place are generally the primary source for interpretation. The treatment of the existing fabric and artefacts is often combined with the use of the place, activities at the place and introduced materials and techniques to communicate the stories of the place and enrich visitors’ experiences.

Interpretation, the telling of the stories of heritage places, is a key component of the work of Palassis Architects, and can range from small built elements of a project to comprehensive interpretation plans and strategies for complex places and projects. We also have extensive experience designing, documenting and administering interpretive elements.

Recent interpretation plans and implementation have included:

2003 Fremantle Prison Tunnels Project Department of Housing and Works
2005 Juniper Gardens, Midland Midland Redevelopment Authority
2006 Midland Railway Workshops Machinery Strategy Midland Redevelopment Authority
2009 Busselton Jetty Interpretation Plan Shire of Busselton
2010 Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Quarters Augusta Margaret River Tourism Authority
2012 City Square, Perth Brookfield Multiplex
2012 Old Treasury Buildings, Perth FJM Properties and Mirvac