Project Type : Urban Design
Status : Concept Design
Undertaken on a pro-bono basis in collaboration with Safety Net for Royal Park (SNRP), Unsolicited Architecture was an alternate vision for the now-abandoned East West Link project. Using the City of Melbourne’s strategic vision for the Arden-Macaulay precinct as a starting point, we set about creating a vision to integrate the Better East West Link Design into an under-utilised commercial fringe of North Melbourne. The design integrates the proposed viaduct/tunnel for the link while also retaining nearby heritage buildings. It also effectively utilizes alternate programs such as a mid-sized Retail strip and a large retail outlet to act as visual & acoustic sound buffers. The design also embraces the saw-toothed grain of the existing warehouses into various aspects of the new design, thus referencing the history of the area.
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