This proposal is a high-density mixed-use development, which promotes an active and healthy urban lifestyle for residents and the community.
The habitation component provides dwellings with healthy environments, focused on providing a diversity of apartments that receive maximum natural daylight and maximum possibilities for natural ventilation. It also provides shared outdoor spaces with desirable qualities which encourage inhabitants to spend time outside, growing their own food and interacting with neighbours.
The mixed-use component is a transformation and reuse of an existing industrial warehouse into a healthy living center, which not only supports the residents above, but the community at large as well.
This Centre would provide spaces for but not limited to the following activities - health, medical, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, nutritional, aquatic, contemplative, leisure, educational and social.
An open-air ground level courtyard is envisioned to be the ‘heart’ of the development, providing a public threshold between the residents and community, and functioning as a social space which is activated from every angle.
This mix of programs aims to tackle significant current issues faced in Australian urban environments. These issues include; obesity caused by inactivity, providing a model for active families with children to live in the city, allowing elderly residents independent living with the support they need at their doorstep, and to promote developments which can house and cater for a diverse range of users.
- Daniel Wallis