︎︎︎MAIA HEYSEN


This proposal is particularly interested in the provision of community engagement, and the gemeinschaft. It challenges the current model of a privatised coal powerplant, powerplants and energy providers are heavily privatised, a proposition which distorts the local communities’ relationship with energy, and where it comes from.

Program offers support to the system, considered as a primary and secondary structure. Where there is an intersection, the generic gives way. The host, being the common office building, is altered by the secondary flow on effect of the system.
It is a council building, with authorised access.

Rather than having the building as public building, it services the community with transparency and asserts its role through translucency. The Cockmans Pub rebuilt as a reflection on what was, highlighting the onus of community collective and popular social institution but also a symbol of our unhealthy habit of consumption, demolished to be developed.

The city is made up of the people who inhabit it, and its vitality is a product if their interaction. The human ebb and flow become the essence, and the building is merely a temporary envelope to facilitate.

A merger between public and private, in an inner city setting. The view from the street is transparent, revealing the system. However, the build-ing is still council owned with limited access, standing as an ephemeral offering.

The council building plugs into the Melbourne’s existing sewage col-lecting Carlton’s sludge and pumping it into the sewage ponds for the conversion process to begin.

Previous studies reveal the core, with an inversion of the core and office space, expressing the system through the façade. The Unpro-grammed spaces investigate a new description for an office typology and showcase energy, power with the generic.