The Suburban Field: An Integral Interface Broadmeadows
This project seeks to address how public domain of the suburbs can engage the community at the threshold of the shopping centre while addressing sustainability and economic viability through a programmatic and administrative hybrid. It focuses on permaculture practices alongside retail and community program, encouraging the community to engage, providing members of the community with income and also greater skills. Contemporary Australian public domain should be integral and reflect the soul of people- welcoming, related to surrounding context and landscape, efficient and practical- as well as diverse. This new suburban field proposes a broadening of the dialogue between architecture and landscape, a blurring of thresholds, the culmination of people, ideas and skills.