Have your say: which site should Urban Melbourne devise a concept for next?

Have your say: which site should Urban Melbourne devise a concept for next?
Have your say: which site should Urban Melbourne devise a concept for next?

Urban Melbourne celebrated its second birthday this month. This is an opportune time to reflect on the past two years and look to the future.

With that in mind, let's take a trip down memory lane with some of my concept designs for various sites around Melbourne.

Following this, I will open the floor to our readers to suggest ideas or concepts they'd like to see for a site or building; for example, Central Pier or development over the railyards at Southern Cross.

Station Pier concept

The idea is the development would act as a gateway for visitors arriving via sea (standing out from a distance) while also activating what is an otherwise series of 'dead' spaces. The concept won't appeal to all but hopefully it serves its purpose in provoking thought for a complex that could be so much more.

Have your say: which site should Urban Melbourne devise a concept for next?
Station pier concept © Urban Melbourne

447 Collins Street concept

The concept for Market Square, located at 447 Collins Street investigates the possibility of redeveloping the former National Mutual Plaza into a bustling urban oasis in the middle of the Melbourne CBD, that in part pays homage to the site's previous life as the Western Market.

Have your say: which site should Urban Melbourne devise a concept for next?
447 Collins Street concept © Urban Melbourne

QVM Precinct concept

Like most sequels, no-one really asked for it, but I went ahead and decided to produce one anyway. Without further ado here's the highly anticipated "This little piggy went to a different market", focusing on everyone's favourite, the Queen Victoria Market.

Have your say: which site should Urban Melbourne devise a concept for next?
Queen Victoria Market concept © Urban Melbourne

What to do with Waterfront City

From the moment of its conception, Waterfront City has struggled with an identity crisis of sorts; it's part entertainment precinct and part shopping precinct with no real unifying theme. Bearing that in mind today's piece constitutes the first part of a series of articles looking at ways of improving the look and usability of the precinct.

Have your say: which site should Urban Melbourne devise a concept for next?
Waterfront City concept © Urban Melbourne

Brunswick Market concept

The strategy behind the plan is simple: live local, grow local, buy local - a self sustained village of sorts. The market traders could live within any one of the 5 apartment buildings or shop top homes, the fruit and vegetables would be grown on-site and sold on site, with the Brunswick Market housed in a new building fronting Sydney Road, integrated with an urban farm to the rear that spills out onto Florence Lane (nee Street).

Have your say: which site should Urban Melbourne devise a concept for next?
Brunswick Market concept © Urban Melbourne

​So which site should we devise a concept for next?

Laurence Dragomir

Laurence Dragomir

Laurence Dragomir is one of the co-founders of Urban Melbourne. Laurence has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience working in both the private and public sector specialising in architecture, urban design and planning. He also has a keen interest in the built environment, cities and Star Wars.

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Guildford Lane precinct. How do you see this being developed into the future?
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