WEST MELBOURNE Howard & William Street Reserve Site Plan & Design
LAURENSIA YAP 784190
S I T E A N A LY S I S Opportunities for the site:
Surrounding the site is a church, a school, restaurants, terrace houses, low-rise apartments and ofďŹ ces. This shows that there are many activities happening near the site but the site itself lacks activities. The number of landmarks and nodes in the area provide opprtunities for the site that would help to develop and attract more people.
adapted from: Yvonne Yangâ€™s map for Assignment 2
West Melbourne has a vast majority of population aged between
20-39 years old (Figure 1). The main household type in the area is made up of families (Figure 2). By knowing these informations, it helps us to know who we are designing it for and who will be the
main users of the site. The design solution should include facilitating the needs of these users and should also complement the City of Melbourne.
Major mode of transport to work is by cars, and so, very few people
were seen walking. This has an effect on reducing peopleâ€™s incentive Figure 1
to walk. Thus, the area lacks social interaction and activities, making it unattractive and dull.
DESIGN VISION To create a vibrant, attractive place that would facilitate the neighbourhood and also the City of Melbourne. At the same time, my design aim is to increase social interaction and walkability in the area.
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SITE PLAN LEGEND
St Mary Star of the Sea Church School
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Residential Office Mix Use (Residential/Office/Retail)
SECTION NORTH-SOUTH 1
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6 Brick facade Victorian villa: This helps to show how the main materials in the site such as bricks can be combined with glass and timber to create a modern style.
7 Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan: The irregular, zig-zag pattern of the stairs that also acts as a seating area creates a unique form and relaxing experience to the users of the site.
S E C T I O N E A ST- W E ST 1
3 Greenhouse at Babylonstoren, SA: Since the cafe and the community garden are situated together, a greenhouse cafe would create a new and attractive ambience, in which it can also be used as a wedding venue.
4 Wooden Frame Walkway: The wooden frames are oriented in a way that shows the direction of the walkway and the material wood suits well in a garden theme.
MOVEABLE CHAIRS STAIRS
SEATING SPACE PLAN 0
S E AT I N G S PAC E S E C T I O N
P E R S P E C T I V E S K E TC H
R E F E R E N C E L I ST Figure 1, 2 3: Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2011). Quick Stats (Code SSC21458). Retreived from http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/SSC21458 Precedent Images:
Architizer. (2016). Retrieved from http://architizer.com/projects/kyushu-sangyo-university-landscape/#.VuE90sANgE0.pinterest
Casa e Cia. (n.d). Retrieved from http://revistacasaeconstrucao.uol.com.br/ESCC/Edicoes/60/imprime179560.asp
Ciofu, I. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.homedit.com/brick-facade-victorian-villa-with-a-modern-interior/
Neodim. (2016). Retrieved from http://www.1001gardens.org/2013/10/greenhouse-at-babylonstoren-south-africa/#arvlbdata
A design and site plan document on Howard and William Street Reserve in West Melbourne.