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.