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ELLIOTT BAXTER

Elliott Baxter
Melbourne City AIR / PORT Atrium
2012

The Melbourne City AIR / PORT atrium connects all modes of transport and transit under the protective canopy.

Melbourne City Air-Port

Sprawling, decentralized and on the city’s periphery - the traditional airport functions as an isolated, placeless mini-city under an extensive all-encompassing roof.

Meanwhile urban renewal and densification causes segregation between the airport and the city it serves. Through advances in air traffic control and noise abatement a new typology of airport planning and design may emerge which questions the accepted airport paradigm.

Utilising the Port of Melbourne’s proximity and connective potential, the City Air/Port converges existing and proposed transport routes in the inner west to culminate in a new urban transit exchange, enacted through the insertion of a dense, efficient, connected urban airport that satisfies the demands of the contemporary commuter.

A portion of domestic flights are shifted from Tullamarine to the new City Air/Port which operates as an extension of the city, rather than its own.

elliottbax@gmail.com

Elliott Baxter
Existing Melbourne airport diagrams
2012

Melbourne's existing airports exist on the city's periphery and rely on road transport for access.

Elliott Baxter
Melbourne City AIR / PORT Site Plan
2012

AIR / PORT is located in the Port of Melbourne, and combines train and tram routes into an Urban Transit Exchange.

Elliott Baxter
Melbourne City AIR / PORT Kerbside
2012

Rail, tram, road and airport functions are combined under a canopy that ties the transit exchange together.

Elliott Baxter
Melbourne City AIR / PORT Diagrams
2012

The AIR / PORT is an extension of the city, rather than an all inclusive airport city.

Elliott Baxter
Melbourne City AIR / PORT
2012

The canopy culminates at the highest point to form the air traffic control tower.

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