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WYNDHAM CITY GATEWAY PROJECT A CHANGING LANDSCAPE...

CONCEPT: VORONOI DEVELOPMENT INTRODUCTION

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WYNDHAM IS A CITY THAT IS GROWING RAPIDLY. AN INNOVATIVE GATEWAY DESIGN WILL SEEK TO IMPROVE THE CITY’S IMAGE, AESTHETICALLY AND TO PUT WYNDHAM ON THE MAP AS A CITY OF SIGNIFICANCE. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY AND THUS THE DESIGN PROCESS SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. OUR PROPOSAL, SITUATED ON SITE B, HAS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THE CONTEXT OF THE SITE, FROM THE NEARBY WESTERN SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT TO THE EXISTING ENVIRONMENT OF THE SITE. WE BELIEVE THAT THIS PROPOSAL WILL CREATE THE DESIRED IMAGE FOR WYNDHAM, NOW AND IN THE MANY YEARS TO COME.

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LANDSCAPE IN DAYTIME

SITE MAP

FREEFORM LINE MIMICS THE GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE DAILY TIDE LEVELS IN A TYPICAL SALT MARSH.

SITE CONTEXT

CONTROL POINTS OF LINE EXTRACTED VIA GRASSHOPPER. POINTS BECOME BASE FOR VORONOI.

CONTROL POINTS OF VORONOI EXTRACTED AND REINTERPRETED AS NEW CURVES VIA GRASSHOPPER TO GIVE AN ORGANIC CELL LIKE STRUCTURE. NEW CURVES USED TO CREATE OFFSETS WHICH BECOME THE CONTOUR LEVELS OF EACH MOUND.

ORIGINAL CURVES REMOVED TO LEAVE GAPS AT ZERO LEVEL BETWEEN VORONOI MOUNDS. PATTERN TRIMMED AT EDGES OF SURFACE BOUNDARY. PATTERN MIRRORED TO CREATE SECOND HALF OF THE GATEWAY.

LIGHT PLACEMENT DETERMINED VOIDS IN VORONOI PATTERN.

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LANDSCAPE AT SUNSET

PROPOSAL DIAGRAMS

LANDSCAPE AT NIGHT

PERSPECTIVE

PARAMETRIC WATERSHED LANDSCAPE, NYC PARAMETRICALLY ALTERING A LANDSCAPE WAS AN IDEA THAT CAME TO US AFTER OUR INITIAL DESIGN APPEARED TO BE ATYPICAL OF PARAMETRIC DESIGN. RESEARCH INTO PRIOR USES OF PARAMETRIC DESIGN IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE UNEARTHED THE NYC WATERSHED LANDSCAPE, WHICH WAS PARAMETRICALLY DESIGNED TO CREATE AN ECOSYSTEM THAT WOULD PROVIDE UNCONTAMINATED WATER TO THE CITY. FURTHERMORE, THE LANDSCAPE WAS DEVELOPED TO BE A RECREATIONAL SITE AS WELL, SO THAT THE WATERSHED DESIGN WOULD BE ACCEPTED AS BEING PART OF THE LANDSCAPE. OUR GATEWAY WILL NOT BE JUXTAPOSED WITH THE LANDSCAPE BUT SEEK TO BECOME A PART OF IT. PARAMETRICALLY DESIGNED LANDSCAPES CAN HAVE AN IMPACT EQUALLY EFFECTIVE AS PARAMETRICALLY DESIGNED SCULPTURES.

WERRIBEE WETLANDS

SALT MARSH ENVIRONMENT

THE EXTENSIVE WERRIBEE WETLANDS, LOCATED TO THE WEST OF WYNDHAM, WERE THE BASIS OF OUR DEVELOPMENT OF THE GATEWAY PROPOSAL. HOME TO THE WESTERN [SEWERAGE] TREATMENT PLANT, THE WETLANDS ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE IDENTITY OF WESTERN MELBOURNE AND GREATER VICTORIA. THE WETLANDS NOW HOST MANY DIFFERENT ECOSYSTEMS AND BIRD HABITATS, THANKS TO THE RICH SEWERAGE SEDIMENTS ONSITE. WE WANTED TO GIVE VISITORS TO WYNDHAM A TASTE OF WHAT THEY COULD EXPERIENCE IN THIS GREAT MAN-MADE WETLAND AREA, WHICH HAS THRIVED AS A NATURAL SYSTEM, AND PERHAPS EVEN TRY TO IMITATE ITS SUCCESS. THE KEY DISTINGUISHING FEATURE BETWEEN THE WERRIBEE WETLANDS AND THE GATEWAY PROPOSAL IS THAT WHILST BOTH WILL BE MAN-MADE, THE GATEWAY WILL UTILISE PARAMETRIC DESIGN IN ITS LAYOUT.

ACCORDING TO PARKS VICTORIA, THE WERRIBEE WETLANDS IS PARTIALLY COMPRISED OF COSTAL SALT MARSH. THIS HAS LOCAL SIGNIFICANCE PARTICULARLY TO WYNDHAM AS IT IS LOCATED IN GRAHAM’S WETLAND RESERVE WHICH IS MANAGED BY THE WYNDHAM CITY COUNCIL. COASTAL SALT MARSH ENVIRONMENTS ARE DYNAMIC ECOSYSTEMS THAT HAVE REGULARLY CHANGING WATER LEVELS. AS A GENERAL RULE, TIDAL SALT MARSH WILL EXPERIENCE DAILY LOW TIDE, MEAN LOW TIDE, HIGH TIDE AND VERY HIGH TIDE. THE GATEWAY PROPOSAL DRAWS ON THIS NATURAL WATER LEVEL CHANGE TO CREATE A DYNAMIC AND EVER-CHANGING GATEWAY. THE VORONOI PATTERN IS BASED LOOSELY ON THE NATURAL FORMATION OF SALT MARSH SYSTEMS.

LOW TIDE 1M

HIGH TIDE 2M

VERY HIGH TIDE 2.5M

AERIAL VIEW

ISOMETRIC VIEW

PERSPECTIVE 1

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ISONOMETRIC 15M

7M ROAD

15M

ROAD GRADIENT = 1/100 REINFORCEMENT STEEL

GLASS ENCLOSURE SOIL CONCRETE

RETAINING POST

WATERPROOF MEMBRANE LIGHT

REINFORCEMENT STEEL

BOLT

CONCRETE SLAB

LOW TIDE 1M

CABLE 80M

HIGH TIDE 2M

VERY HIGH TIDE 2.5M

DETAIL GENERAL SECTION

SECTION RHOGODIA CANDOLLEANA (SEABERRY SALTBUSH) EARTH

CONCRETE

OR, ATRIPLEX PALUDOSA (MARSH SALT BUSH)

ABPL30048 TUTOR

DIMENSIONS

MATERIALITY

LOW TIDE 1M

HIGH TIDE 2M

VERY HIGH TIDE 2.5M

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ADS3 : AIR LOREN & CHRIS JAMIE KIM AMANDA ROWE YUMIE LE MICHAEL STEPHENSON


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