Architecture hacks: Melbourne 2030
Post-covid, we’re facing a radical shift in how we inhabit cities. We believe that architecture has a critical role to play in this evolution. Through a series of design provocations, our studio is exploring the role of architecture in revitalising the places we call home.
Following our first post-covid series, which explores how to regenerate the thousands of now-dormant parking spaces across the Melbourne CBD, our second series resurrects the iconic commercial towers of Collins Place into a vibrant self-sustaining residential hub.
Our concept creates an interconnected vertical village, which utilises the existing atrium spaceframes as a superstructure to support a series of new pods. Acting as a web between the two towers, the pods offer infinite possibilities for work, rest and play. Offering residents both private and communal outdoor spaces, the pods are flexible and adaptable to suit changing needs.