Reflections on urbanism: mixed-use infrastructure for networked realms

Junita, A 2008, Reflections on urbanism: mixed-use infrastructure for networked realms, Masters by Research, Architecture and Design, RMIT University.

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Title Reflections on urbanism: mixed-use infrastructure for networked realms
Author(s) Junita, A
Year 2008
Abstract This Masters thesis is a response to contextual aspects of Broadmeadows. It includes three strategic proposals for transposing public infrastructure within the suburban centre. The first is a mixed-use carpark, the second is a retail outlet, and the third is housing and recreation.

Initial research projects in Moreland and Oakleigh, sites of different topography and locality have led to an exploration of the notion of urban interfaces in Broadmeadows, which are parallel to the yearly theme conducted in Urban Architecture Laboratory (UAL) studio at RMIT University.

Studies in Moreland considered urban density of under-utilised land for housing and domestic industry. Investigation into threshold conditions between zones such as court, cul-de-sac, kerb and open space were carried out. Qualities of conditions studied have been incorporated into the new strategic proposal. These qualities have been applied in other suburban scenarios. These scenarios are mostly undergoing transformations in growth as part of the network of suburban centres consistent to Melbourne 2030.

These transforming suburbs are a platform to question adequacy for mixed-use sites and flexible space and pragmatic demands in the design process. Spatial models on the periphery of activity centres were studied. These models were hybridised and resolved into the new configurations. The techniques studied through this process have contributed to generate proposals for public infrastructure in the three final projects within the suburban centre in Broadmeadows.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Keyword(s) Moreland
public infrastructure
suburban centre
mixed-use carpark
Urban Architecture Laboratory (UAL)
urban density
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