Status: Winner of Design Competition
Prize: $20 000 First Prize
Client: City of Kingston, Melbourne, Victoria
In 2014, TYRRELLSTUDIO won the $20 000 first prize in the Melbourne based urban design competition for the redesign of the city centre of Moorabbin Junction [Street14]. The competition attracted 53 entries.
The TYRRELLSTUDIO scheme involves the invention of new combinatory typologies of open space and built form. These typologies are urban catalysts for the emergence of unknown economic and social systems. The scheme creates new hybrids from the mundane ingredients of the ‘big box’ shopping centre and the surface car parking lot.
The scheme focuses on the varying speeds of urban development and the typologies of city form associated with fast and slow urbanism. For every fast paced ‘big box’ development, TYRRELLSTUDIO proposes a ‘slower’ edge. In this way Moorabbin Junction is encouraged to develop at the pace that the market demands, yet these fast paced improvements also sow the seeds for future spinoff urbanisms of a smaller scale to emerge.