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WHY NOT? No.4 CURTIN UNIVERSITY STUDENT COMPETITION
Rowe Group recently partnered with Curtin University’s School of Design and Built Environment, to enable planning students studying the Integrated Planning Unit with the opportunity to engage with industry representatives and prepare their own WHY NOT?
Recognising the recent discussions regarding the potential relocation of the Fremantle Port operations to Kwinana, the students were tasked with preparing a Mixed Use Masterplan Concept for a post operational Fremantle Port.
Throughout the semester Rowe Group team members, Forbes Chesterman (Manger Design), Sean Fairfoul (Manager Planning) and Blair Stroud (Planner) informed the students about the various competing issues and guided the students through the planning and design techniques and outcomes.
The students undertook both group and individual work assignments in the creation of their Masterplan and presented their final design within the Rowe Group office.
We would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the winning group and congratulate Alisha Kozma for winning the individual component of the work. Alisha’s winning presentation incorporated a well-considered integration of residential and non-residential land uses with connections to the harbour and ocean interface as well as including excellent 3 dimensional design communication techniques. Alisha’s work may be viewed below.
Congratulations to all the students who took part in the project throughout the semester. Rowe Group look forward to supporting the Urban and Regional Planning course in the future.
FREMANTLE PORT REDEVELOPMENT
by Alisha Kozma, Curtin University Student
To promote a vibrant, mixed use development, integrating; land use, passive and active transport solutions, facilitating both community and development outcomes, creating a destination within Perth and the international stage as a landmark development site showcasing unique urban design, local amenity, acknowledgement of heritage and connectivity.
Fremantle Port Structure Plan
The Mixed Use/Residential area is a target for active uses on ground level with medium to high rise living above. Non-residential uses will be distinguished from residential uses in colour & material choices as seen in the close up design. The image to the left highligts the desired interaction between the built form & the street, especially in the Green Route areas.
3) R-AC3 Tourism Precinct
5) Desired Active Street
6) Desired Pedestrian Mall
Proposed Plan Details
A) Parry Street (Link into Fremantle)
The street provides for heavy traffic & wide pedestrian spaces with tree planted sidewalks
B) Central Heights (Main Road to Centre)
Provides for all transport modes & many trees
C) Park Loop
Caters for low traffic & high nature connection
D) Beach Link
Low car, high pedestrian traffic & many trees.
E) Parkway Drive
High traffic, street parking to suppport park use
F) Shipping Crescent
Green route street, linking parks to western side