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MUDD 21 - City Visions II

Wynyard Axis, Sydney Intertwine

Ashley Bakelmun + Ju Xizhe + Wang Qi + Wang Zishuo “Intertwine” addresses the importance of a cohesive sustainability strategy. It also investigates the ability to form a more cohesive community by blending ownership distributions to allow for more shared public and private spaces. The team identified three disconnected nodes in the CBD and developed a strategy to provide better integration between them. The landscape structure plan is underpinned by four concepts of ‘connect, carve, reveal and perform’. The elements of ‘connect’ refer to increased pedestrian walkways, nodes, green spaces, vertical neighbourhoods and transport hubs. ‘Carve’ pertains to a more integrated publicly accessible community network and the provision of flexible temporary spaces. ‘Reveal’ focuses on community potential and space usages that receive development bonuses for provision of social space; in addition, it fosters innovative development such as start-up companies. Finally, ‘perform’ refers to greater energy conservation, a creation of an ecological corridor and the implementation of next generation infrastructure.

Design principles

Three buildings were chosen for the feasibility analysis to align with the project vision. The building program for One Carrington was predominately residential with hotel and retail forming the supporting uses. The second building, Wynyard Hotel, maintains its use as a hotel, providing affordable accommodations, with retail/community centre spaces forming the supporting uses. Finally, the Botanic Gateway is an adaptively reused building along Martin Place and has a majority hotel use. Each of these three buildings, in addition to providing residential or hotel space for the CBD, provides community or social spaces that align with the project’s goals of increasing community connectivity.

Landscape structure plan

Proposed seating, landscaping, and paving modifications to Martin Place

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Mudd folio final 02 mar 2016  
Mudd folio final 02 mar 2016  

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