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SPEAKERS CORNER

2. VISIT_ PUBLIC SPACE 3. SPEAKER’S CORNER

THE PM’S READING ROOM_RMIT STUDIO_SEMESTER 1 2013_EMMA WILSON_LEVEL 9_S3051432

1. RESEARCH PUBLIC SPACE 1990’S-2000’S


WEEK 6 TASK 1: RESEARCH PUBLIC SPACES OF 1990’S 2000’S


3 X EXAMPLES PUBLIC SPACE

1.

2.

3.


F E DE RAT IO N SQUA R E LAB ARCHITECTURE + BATES SMART COMPLETED 2002


“Federation Square occupies roughly a whole urban block bounded by Swanston, Flinders, and Russell Streets and the Yarra River. The open public square is directly opposite Flinders Street Station and St Paul’s Cathedral. The layout of the precinct to connect the historical central district of the city with the Yarra River and a new park Birrarung Marr. A key part of the plaza design is its large and fixed public screen, which has been used to broadcast major sporting events such as the AFL Grand Final and still continues to do so. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, thousands of football fans assembled to watch matches on the screen. The original screen was later enlarged.”

chao s, u ncer tai nty, co m pl ex u n-program m ed s p ace - al l ow in g man y f un c tio n s to pog raphy creat es f o c us


x HU GE CRO WDS .. . CULTURAL EVENTS, SPORTING, PROTESTS, FESTIVALS


VS . SMA LL CRO WDS .... TOURISTS, MARKET, INSTALLATIONS, SPORTS, TRANSIT


TH E HI GH LI N E JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS + DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO 1999-2006


CHANGING AREA FROM INDUSTRIAL/ PRODUCTION

TO ART GALLERIES, APARTMENTS GENTRIFICATION

THE HIGH LINE PROJECT SHOWS RE-APPROPRIATION OF REDUNDANT STRUCTURE, AS A RESPONSE TO THE CHANGING NEIGHBOURHOOD


UNDERNEATH, OR LEFT OVER SPACE

VIEW OF CITY, FOCUS

TOURISM

SMALL SCALE SEATING PEOPLE SACLE

<SHATTERED/FRACTURED FORMS

JOGGING/ EXERCISE

RESTING/ MEETING/ REFUGE


YOKOHA MA T ERMINA L FOREIGN OFFICE ARCHITECTS RECONSTRUCTED 1987-2002


ROOF OF TERMINAL BECOMES PUBLIC SPACE ROLLING TOPOGRAPHY CREATING SPACES TRANSIT V.S REST

POINTS


MA G H I G H S Q UA RE BIG ARCHITECTS 2002 (UNBUILT)


CONNECTED LEVELS DEFINING SPACE & PROGRAM


3 X VISITS OF PUBLIC SPACE

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2.

3.


BUR R A R UN G MA R R 2000

“Birrarung Marr is an inner-city park between the central business district in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the Yarra River. It was opened in 2002. In 1992 the new Victorian Government under Premier Jeff Kennett initiated a development program focused on central Melbourne. For the centrepiece of this program, the State and City of Melbourne jointly sponsored an architectural design competition for Federation Square. The creation of Birrarung Marr resulted from the reorganisation of infrastructure and land uses near Federation Square, including clearance of the Jolimont railyards, and diversion of Batman Avenue away from the river bank to connect to Exhibition Street. These works enabled reclamation of land from the former rail yards and roadway to create Melbourne’s first significant new inner city park in one hundred years. The initial schemes for Birrarung Marr proposed a ‘festival park’, a largely commercial venue supporting the State’s use of sporting and cultural events such as the Australian Grand Prix to position Melbourne in the international marketplace. However, the City emphasised a broader role as social venue supporting individual and community activities as well as major events. From either viewpoint, Birrarung Marr was envisaged as an active, urban space, more like beachside promenades than the older public gardens in other parts of Melbourne, such as the Fitzroy Gardens. The intent was to provide a robust setting for events such as Circus Oz and the Moomba Waterfest, changing sculpture exhibitions, and community festivals while providing an attractive setting for passive recreation at other times. The park also provides walking and cycle access between the city centre and the sporting precinct to the south-east, and forms a link in the Capital City Trail, which provides continuous bike access along the Yarra River.”


FESTIVALS/

TEMPORARY STRUCTURES

SCULPTURE/ ICON

EDUCATION


TOPOGRAPHY PROVIDES FOCUS AND DIRECTS SPACES WITHIN THE LARGER OPEN SPACE


STAT E LI BR ARY ST EPS OPENED TO PUBLIC 1939 Front lawn, forecourt and statues The grassy lawn in front of the library’s grand entrance on Swanston Street is a popular lunch-spot for the city’s workers and students at the adjacent RMIT University. Originally enclosed by a picket fence, then by a wrought iron fence and gates in the 1870s, the space was opened with the removal of the fence in 1939. A number of statues are in the entrance area. A pair of bronze lions graced the park from the 1860s until 1937. There are statues of Mr Justice Sir Redmond Barry, Q.C., designed by James Gilbert and built by Percival Ball, installed in 1887; Saint George and the Dragon, by the English sculptor Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, installed in 1889; Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc), a replica of the statue by French sculptor Emmanuel Frémiet, installed in 1907; and Charles La Trobe, by Australian sculptor Peter Corlett, installed in 2006. On Sundays between 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm, a speakers’ forum takes place on the library forecourt, where orators take turns in speaking on various subjects.


PROTESTS

LUNCH/ SUN BAKING

WATCHING/ TRANSITTING


CASUAL GRASS SLOPING UP

SCULPTURE / MONUMENT SPEAKERS FORUM/ STEPS POLITICAL SPACE


WEEK 6 TASK 2: SPEAKERS CORNER PROCESS

PROPOSAL- EASTWOOD, SYDNEY, NSW BENNELONG ELECTORATE


EASTWOOD / (BENNELONG)

GRANNY SMITH APPLECLAIM TO FAME (WHERE IT WAS FIRST GROWN)


EASTWOOD / (BENNELONG)

OVER 50% OF EASTWOOD RESIDENTS BORN OVERSEAS (25% FOR ALL OF AUSTRALIA)


RECENT CHANGES TO DEMOGRAPHICS OF AREA EASTWOOD / (BENNELONG)

WALLUMEDEGAL ABORIGINAL TRIBE

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FIRST SETTLED BY EUROPEANS SHORTLY AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRST FLEET IN 1788>

1980’S UNTIL NOW RECENT POPULATION GROWTH OF RESIDENTS BORN IN BOTH CHINA AND SOUTH KOREA


DIVIDED COMMUNITY class and culture HOWARD’S POLITICS SEEN AS DIVISIVE POLICY ON ASYLUM SEAKERS ABORIGINAL RELATIONS WEALTHY VS. POOR


SITE

MOSTLY RESIDENTIAL AREA COMMERCIAL + CIVIC DISTRICT SURROUNDING STATION


LAST WEEK RECAP CAMP DAVID


community, art, public facilities, culture to go beneath the walkways. during howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time as pm these areas were neglected

ART / SCULPTURE

MARKET

LARGE COMMUNITY EVENTS

BUS STOP

STATION ENTRY


sport, personal space, the big screen is given hierarchy with size and location. during howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time as pm these areas were important

SPECTATOR STAND

THE BIG SCREEN

PERSONAL SPACE


Traditional library spaces Small collection of books 1/3, public 2/3 Reading area, break out spaces, “community living room”

Cultural spaces Cafe “gallery” outdoor space (markets)

Local business spaces Work from home area meeting spaces for 2 people, 10people 20 people, wifi points + private hubs/ workspaces

Children’s Zone Children’s reading area Mothers group/ pit+ art, outdoors, interactive spaces

Sports facilities: spectator stand - members + public clubrooms, function room + kitchen

Shared spaces staff office, help desk, amenities storage, lift parking

EASTWO EASTWOOD OOD LIBRARY Y PROJECT BRIEF


WEEK 6 TASK 2: SPEAKERS CORNER FINAL


MODEL PROCESS


EXAMPLE OF 5 X SIMILAR SIZED LIBRARIES


EXAMPLE OF SIMILAR SIZED LIBRARY

1.

NORTH CARLTON LIBRARY nh architecture


Location: Beijing, China Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 175.0 sqm

EXAMPLE OF SIMILAR SIZED LIBRARY

2.

LIYUAN LIBRARY li xiaodong atelier


EXAMPLE OF SIMILAR SIZED LIBRARY

3.

NEW TOWN LIBRARY arata isozaki


Location: Adelaide, SA Area: Year: 2001

MARION CULTURAL CENTRE arm architecture

EXAMPLE OF SIMILAR SIZED LIBRARY

4.


Location: Coyoacรกn, Mexico Area: 1,500 sqm Year: 2013

EXAMPLE OF SIMILAR SIZED LIBRARY

5.

ELENA GARRO CULTURAL CENTRE Fernanda Canales + Saidee Springall + arquitectura911sc


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