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CHANGING MELBOURNE ENVS10012

Project 4: Individual Project ALI AZAMY 916 952 “RE-IMAGINING MORELL PRECINCT”


INDEX COVER INDEX WHAT WHERE WHY HOW CONTEXT PRECEDENTS BIBLIOGRAPHY + IMAGE BIBLIOGRAPHY

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WHAT: INTRODUCTION OF PROPOSAL To further advance our pecha kucha group studies/proposal from (Myself, Jack Estaugh, Winnie An and Yoon Kang) I will be expanding the idea of transforming the Morell precinct through implementing social infrastructure, amenities and planting agricultural elements/ foodscaping across the Morell precinct whilst integrating these these environments out to the Yarra River to establish a connection between land, person and river.

Yarra River Linear Reserve The Linear reserve, located on the southern border of the Yarra River is an existing social system that runs in correlation to the rivers axis. Ive decided to expand on our pecha kucha studies, bsy re-newing the banks/ nature strips, integrating typologies from the Botanic gardens, updating infrastructure/ amenities and connecting this environment to the river. Figure.01 - Site Axo plan

The Morell Bridge

Addressing the decline of the Natural Environment

The idea explored and developed for this space was to construct social infrastructure throughout the Morell bridge, proposed through a cantilevered recycled timber structure that spans towards the outer North-western border of the bridge, as the existing movement of cyclists and pedestrians throughout the bridge is evident, it made sense to not compromise this space through obstructing this artery with bulky micro infrastructure, therefore in design, there seems to be a more organised distribution of space, vegetation and infrastructure.

-River pollution/ & methods of reducing pollution In correlation to connecting this site to the river, ive decided to take a practical approach of integrating an almost buoyant infrastructure that people can access and a system that collects waste and filters the Yarra Rivers waters through natural filtration systems also found in Guilfoyles volcano.

Furthermore theres this continuity of the proposed Alexandra linear gardens projected on the Bridge itself. ALI AZAMY aazamy@student.unimelb.edu.au 916 952

-Useful life expectancy of Native Trees/ decline of canopy cover, vegetation, etc -Planting schedules and guidelines Evident in figure (), theres an evident distribution of ageing deciduous trees nearing their useful lifespan. As replanting shedules have been set for this particular site (along Alexandra Ave) to every 8-10 years, theres an urgent need to initiate replanting soon in accordance to the Urban forest guidelines,


WHAT: INTRODUCTION OF PROPOSAL

Panedia - Google Maps

Figure.02 - Yarra river linear gardens [existing conditions]

Foodscaping and Agriculture To strengthen Peri-Urban agriculture and combat the declining percentage of rural produce. Image capture: Apr 2015 Agriculture is a strong method of establishing a community through shared allotments and community gardens. Historically deriving from Ebeneezer howards garden typologies, however there are contemporary methods of implementing this idea through underutilized and tighter spaces, this is evident throughout my site, as nature strips and areas that are are secondary to paths accomodate this idea of urban foodscaping.

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Figure.03 - Morell bridge [existing conditions]

Vision Summary Key -Reutilizing the morell bridge -Upgrading the Yarra River linear reserve -Community and implementing Urban Agriculture. -Addressing environmental issues -Implementing social co-hesion into the environment

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Figure.04 - Melbourne site context

WHERE: SITE IN CONTEXT To better understand the site at a larger scale, i’ve marked the Morell precinct through a red-cross that visually illustrates the relationship between this site and Melbourne.

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Hoddle Bridge Goschs Paddock

Yarra River

Morell Bridge

Yarra River Linear Reserve

Royal Botanic Gardens

Ornamental Lake Figure.05 - Morell precinct site context

WHERE: SITE IN CONTEXT This proposal is located south-east of Melbourne’s CBD, wedged between Goschs paddock and the Royal Botanic Gardens, further running in axis with the Yarra River. My intervention further situates on-top of the Morell Bridge and expands throughout the Yarra river itself and its Linear reserve. ALI AZAMY aazamy@student.unimelb.edu.au 916 952


WHERE: EXISTING CONDITIONS

Figure.06 - Morell precinct site context

WHY: SYSTEM OBSERVATIONS Morell Precinct Analysis NATURAL Natural systems are abundantly sprawled throughout this site, as the main axis itself is considered natural (Yarra-River). The siting of the many tourist attractions and the beautification of this environment is inherent, however trees die, evident in figure (17) theres a large percentage of trees nearing their useful-life expectancy. I aim to target these issues in correlation to the Urban Forest strategy, as Heat island transfer is only amplified when canopy percentage decreases. Minimum canopy cover of 20% ALI AZAMY aazamy@student.unimelb.edu.au 916 952

Minimum canopy cover of 40%

Biodiversity objective maximise canopy Figure.07 - Canopy precentage diagrams


WHY: SYSTEM OBSERVATIONS Morell Precinct Analysis Figure.08 - Masterplan [Axonometric]

SOCIAL A system in which the Morell precinct periodically operates along, being more exclusive to those who visit, rather than establishing a community thats inclusive for everyone. To expand, This space as a social system fails due to its inherent nature as a boulevard rather than a space for congregation. Throughout our site visits it was made clear that theres a painful lack of social interaction and community throughout this site, often passed by locals, joggers and the occasional tourist, emphasises the sites need of integrating placemaking in this environment.

NETWORK Coupled with The Yarra’s Linear boulevard, the congestion, pollution and noise produced from vehicular traffic makes this environment a rather unpleasant one. To expand on access, Alexandra avenue is dominated by vehicular traffic, with the closest examples of public transport being situated in richmond station, and south of the gardens. Which means, in order to access this site, one may have to walk from Richmond station or the southern border of the Botanic gardens.

CONSTRUCTED This site is built of a multitude of constructed systems ranging from Residential structures, Road infrastructure/ bridges and paths. Theres a range of Victorian architectural styles that come under Heritage listed. Some of those including Edwardian, Old English, Federation bungalow and prominent throughout medium density structures, Art deco.


NATURAL

NETWORK

CONSTRUCTED

WHY: SYSTEM OBSERVATION MAPPING Morell Precinct Analysis

Zones primarily built of residential and Commercial infrastructure Figure.09

Vegetation distribution and useful-life expectancies

Vehicular noise and primary arteries

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FEDERATION BUNGALOW

EARLY VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE 1840-60 (detached)

Royal Parade - Current

Royal Parade - Projected

Vegetation useful-life expectancy – current scenario A projection of ; 23% loss in 10 years 39% loss in 20 years

Heritage landscapes 35% loss in 10 years 58% loss in 20 years

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Figure.10

Public transportation [Rail/Light-rail & Bus] Figure.11

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WHY: LIFE EXPECTANCY AND DECLINE OF NATIVE VEGETATION

Figure.17 Melbourne urban forest visualization

IMPORTANCE OF VEGETATION | Transcripts from “The green city� ~Nicholas Low pg 79. On a more mundane level, tree provide shade, this is required in urban environments as the effect of heat bank transfer in these environments and the urban heat island effect etc etc etc. this will be further amplified to a greater extent if the desnity of these urban spaces are increased through urban consolidation, when infrastructure outweighs environmental space. ALI AZAMY aazamy@student.unimelb.edu.au 916 952

pg 78. Basic infrastructure that makes tremendous contributions tot he city aesthetically and ecologically, as well as to community pride, public health and quality of life. Street trees for example , are important not just because they absorb carbon pollution, provide habitat for its ecosystem/ wildlife, but also because htey can be utilized to enhance a communities overall image. Trees grown along street in a linear distribution can visually tie a neighbourhood or development toghether.

Figure.18 Melbourne urban forest visualization


Figure.19 Existing conditions

WHY: LINEAR AND SOCIAL ISSUES

Existing Paths and systems throughout the Yarra rivers Linear gardens, evidently underutilized, barren and accomodates no infrastructure that would attract users, other than its “prestigious� location.

Figure.20 Existing conditions

Existing conditions of the Morell bridge, as a bridge of historic significance, it holds no use other than bridging South yarra to Cremorne. [Potential to be something much greater] Figure.23 Proposed Result of guidelines

Figure.21 Community Placemaking

Figure.22 Community Placemaking

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Community placemaking can only amplify the effects of this proposal, therefore its guidelines have also been considered for implementation.

Figure.24 Proposed Result of guidelines


HOW: PROJECT MASTERPLAN

Figure.25 Masterplan

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HOW: PROJECT MORELL BRIDGE

Figure.26 Masterplan

Throughout the design process i had aimed for a structure that didn’t overwhelm the existing condition of the bridge (referring to the fabric of the structure), obviously considering circulation, orientation, and frame. (frame/views of the cbd) Furthermore, some design typologies that have been implemented are known to improve living standards, a specific example would be the effects of vegetation, in correlation to the urban forest strategies, proven to benefit -Community cohesion -Mental well-being -Reinforces sense of place and city identity (which is important given the bridges significance) -Increases canopy cover, while decreasing the effects of Urban heat transfer.

A plan for a linear/fluid system, this proposal is to achieve a densely vegetated environment that facilitates movement as well as a newly implemented social system, through a folded timber structure that has been designed to implement architecturally sustainable typologies (sun) (views) (material) (vegetation) (agriculture).

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HOW: PROJECT MORELL BRIDGE

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Figure.27 Proposed Result of guidelines


HOW: PROJECT LINEAR GARDEN/ RIVER

Figure.28 Masterplan

The idea of re-vitalising this space stems from its existing conditions, the linear gardens fail to accomodate social infrastructure, as its barren and mundane systems act as an artery where people travel through rather than a space they can accomodate. theres also the threshold between the Yarra river and land, therefore ive decided to blur this disconnection by acomodating movement and a space of congregation onto the river. Acting simultaneously as a filtration and waste collection infrastructure. Urban foodscaping is an important factor in this space, therefore its provided throughout this linear park for use by its community of locals, joggers and visitors, this also emphasises a healthy lifestyle and implicates a sense of locality instead of relying on Melbournes food bowl. ALI AZAMY aazamy@student.unimelb.edu.au 916 952


HOW: PROJECT LINEAR GARDEN/ RIVER

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Figure.29 Proposed Result of guidelines


CONTEXT

Melbournes Rural and Urban Foodprint By 2051, Melbournes population is estimated to reach 7.7 Million (Alan.P 2017), Inherent to population growth, this also contributes to rapid urban spawl. Potentially compromising VIctorias rural farmlands estimated to reduce to 18% from 41%. (Sheridan,2017) By 2050, Melbourne will need its numbers to increase to 60% to be able to provide its population with food. In order to maintain and increase these numbers the importance of Urban agriculture (Sheridan, 2017) and the conversion of underutilised areas into public space through densification can help improve food resiliency and maintain livability. FIgure.31 Tree/ Vegetation benefit diagram

Urban Forest Strategy – Principles

City of Melbourne: 1988 Population: 39,512 Green cover: 24.6%

Figure.33

1. Mitigate and adapt to climate change 2. Reduce the urban heat island effect 3. Design for health and wellbeing 4. Create healthier ecosystems 5. Become a water sensitive city 6. Position Melbourne as a leader in urban forestry 7. Design for liveability and cultural identity Urban Heat Island Effect/ How to counteract Due to the thermal properties of concrete, asphalt and bitumen, the introduction of trees to increase canopy cover can counteract this danger, as well as improving overall wellbeing in the city, among other benefits (Shears, 2017) City of Melbourne: 2009 11% decrease in green spaces Population: 94,341 Green cover: 13.6%

Contrast between surfaces shaded by canopy and surfaces that are not (Shears.I 2017)

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Figure.32

Figure.30 Foodprint Melbourne (2015)


PRECEDENTS Copenhagen Harbour Bath / BIG + JDS

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Figure.36 Figure.37

Raised Gardens of Sants in Barcelona / Sergi Godia + Ana Molino architects

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

IMAGE BIBLIOGRAPHY

Alan.P (Guest Lecturer) (2017 Sem-2). Case Study: The Potteries. Stoke-on-Trent (Remaking Post-Industrial Britain) [Online LMS document] [Lecture recording]

Figure 1. Site Axo plan - Site in context - Produced by author (2017) - Retrieved from google maps - https://www.google.com.au/maps (2017) FIgure 2. Yarra river Linear gardens - Photographed by student [used with permission] (2017) Figure 3. Morell bridge - Photographed by student [used with permission] (2017) Figure 4. Melbourne QGIS map - Site In context - Produced by author (2017) Figure 5. Site Axo plan - Site in context - Produced by author (2017) - Retrieved from google maps - https://www.google.com.au/maps (2017) Figure 6. Masterplan/ Axonometric - Produced by author (2017) - Retrieved from google maps - https://www.google.com.au/maps (2017)

Arora, M. (Guest Lecturer) (2017 Sem-2) . Network systems; A city as interacting systems changing over time [LMS Document] Australian institute of Architects | Nationally Significant 20th-Century Architecture [Robin boyd house II] 9/01/2012 David.H (Guest Lecturer) (2017 Sem-2). Collaborative City Making; From People to Place [CoDesign Studio] Girot, C. (1999/2009). Four Trace Concepts in Landscape Architecture. Recovering landscape: essays in contemporary landscape architecture Goad, P. (Guest Lecturer). (2017 Sem-2). Architecture and the River of Mists.

Figure 7. Canopy percentage diagrams - SOUTH YARRA Urban Forest Precinct Plan (2013-2023) Figure 8. Masterplan/ Axonometric - Produced by author (2017) - Retrieved from google maps - https://www.google.com.au/maps (2017) Figure 9. Constructed systems mapping - Produced by author (2017) Figure 10. Urban Forest Visual map - http://melbourneurbanforestvisual.com.au/ 2017 Figure 11. Vehicular noise & Artery mapping - Produced by author (2017) Figure 12. QGIS Public transportation and network mapping - Produced by author (2017) Figure 13. Federation bungalow - Google maps - https://www.google.com.au/maps (2017) Figure 14. Early Victorian Architecture - Google maps - https://www.google.com.au/maps (2017)

Ian.S (Guest Lecturer) (2017 Sem-2). The City of Melbourne; Towards a resilient city [Urban Sustainability]

Figure 15. Royal parade - Current - Ian Shears lecture (2017) Figure 16. Royal parade -Projected - Ian Shears lecture (2017) Figure 17. Urban Forest Visual map - http://melbourneurbanforestvisual.com.au/ 2017 Jen.S (Guest Lecturer) (2017 Sem-2). Systems Applied: Melbourne’s Food [Foodprint Melbourne] [Victo- Figure 18.Urban Forest Visual map - http://melbourneurbanforestvisual.com.au/ 2017 rian eco innovation lab] Figure 19. Yarra River Linear reserve existing conditions - Photographed by student [used with permission] Lucinda.H (Guest lecturer) (2017 Sem-2). Co-creating Cities; [CoDesign Studio] Figure 20. Morell bridge existing conditions - Photographed by student [used with permission] Figure 21. Community placemaking - David.H (Guest Lecturer) (2017 Sem-2). Collaborative City Making; From People to Place [CoDesign Studio] Maas, J, Verheij, RA, Groenewegen, PP, De Vries, S & Spreeuwenberg, P 2006, ‘Green space, urbanity, Figure 22. Community placemaking - David.H (Guest Lecturer) (2017 Sem-2). Collaborative City Making; From People to Place [CoDesign Studio] and health: how strong is the relation?’, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. 60 Figure 23. Proposed Result of guidelines - Produced by author (2017) Nicholas.L, Green city: sustainable homes, sustainable suburbs (2016). Place of publication not identiFigure 24. Proposed Result of guidelines - Produced by author (2017) fied: Routledge. Figure 25. Masterplan - Produced by author (2017) - Retrieved from nearmaps.com (2017) Plan-Melbourne 2050 (2017) planmelbourne.vic.gov.au

Figure 26. Site Axo plan - Site in context - Produced by author (2017) - Retrieved from google maps - https://www.google.com.au/maps (2017)

Quigley, M. (Guest Lecturer). (2017 Sem-2). Melbourne’s Natural Systems: How they influence where we live and who we are. [Online Lecture Recording]

Figure 27. Proposed Result of guidelines - Produced by author (2017) Figure 28. Site Axo plan - Site in context - Produced by author (2017) - Retrieved from google maps - https://www.google.com.au/maps (2017)

Rob Adams. (2017) MAV Sustainable communities NAtional summit 2017 ‘ urban design for climate change; what can local government and communities do?

Figure 29. Proposed Result of guidelines - Produced by author (2017) Figure 30. Foodprint Melbourne - Jen.S (Guest Lecturer) (2017 Sem-2). Systems Applied: Melbourne’s Food [Foodprint Melbourne] [Victorian eco innovation lab] Figure 31. Tree/ Vegetation benefits diagram - Ian.S (Guest Lecturer) (2017 Sem-2). The City of Melbourne; Towards a resilient city [Urban Sustainability]

State of Australian Cities Conference 2015 - Urban Consolidation in Melbourne: a Case Study of the Monash Employment Cluster Dejan Malenic* and Sun Sheng Han** The State of Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (2017). Plan Melbourne 2050; Metropolitan planning strategy [Pdf. file] http://www.planmelbourne.vic.gov.au/ [Web-resources] https://www.google.com.au/maps https://www.nearmap.com.au http://melbourneurbanforestvisual.com.au Archdaily.com

Figure 32. Thermal Contrast - Ian.S (Guest Lecturer) (2017 Sem-2). The City of Melbourne; Towards a resilient city [Urban Sustainability] Figure 33. City of Melbourne: 1988 - Ian.S (Guest Lecturer) (2017 Sem-2). The City of Melbourne; Towards a resilient city [Urban Sustainability] Figure 34. Copenhagen Harbour Bath / BIG + JDS (2009) - Archdaily - https://www.archdaily.com/11216/copenhagen-harbour-bath-plot Figure 35. Copenhagen Harbour Bath / BIG + JDS (2009) - Archdaily - https://www.archdaily.com/11216/copenhagen-harbour-bath-plot Figure 36. Adrià Goula - Raised Gardens of Sants in Barcelona / Sergi Godia + Ana Molino architects (2016) - Archdaily - https://www.archdaily. com/801120/raised-gardens-of-sants-in-barcelona-sergi-godia-plus-ana-molino-architects Figure 37. Adrià Goula - Raised Gardens of Sants in Barcelona / Sergi Godia + Ana Molino architects (2016) - Archdaily - https://www.archdaily. com/801120/raised-gardens-of-sants-in-barcelona-sergi-godia-plus-ana-molino-architects

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