Pocket Full Of Sunshine
Andrea May Wen Lee Supervisor: Vicky Lam
â€˜Pocket Full of Sunshineâ€™ represents aspirations for a vibrant, inclusive Sunshine. Through presenting the inherent value of the community, the project suggests an alternative method for dealing with urban renewal. A disused site containing the former John Darling and Son Flour Mill, 9 storey silos and existing sheds is chosen. Given its proximity to Albion station, the site is used as an anchor to activate the area. This proposal calls for something that is self-contained, and seeks not to catalyze a sprawling development but to utilize different cultural institutions found in Sunshine to create a large urban plaza. The architecture produced was generated from a series of models combining primitive forms found on site to suggest a new language that is endemic to Sunshine. The result is a celebration of the suburbâ€™s vernacular typology, bringing together the robust attributes of culture and leisure. The multicultural hub allows different demographic groups to congregate and express themselves culturally without attracting discrimination. Existing buildings were carefully carved out to insert program, creating verticality throughout the project.