ROWVILLE. CITY. PARK
Nikita Bhopti Supervisor: Dr. Jan Van Schaik
The site is located in Rowville; an established suburb on Melbourne’s rapidly expanding urban edge. It is a suburb that is not built by property developers, but on a rich history that links back to the early years of European Settlement. This story is important. With Melbourne’s growth being driven by population increase and hungry developers, the stories of its established suburbs must not be lost. This project is about developing an architectural language that allows these stories to be experienced and shared by the suburb’s citizens. The target audience is not the city folk. It is the people that have lived in and around this area. With high density development crawling its way into both new & established suburbs, this project aims to provide a model for the development of respite from high-density life, through creating a realm in which leisure and history can co-exist.