“Live Together on the Edge” - Urban Canal Program

For many years, the canal has been the site of many cultural heritages. The new plan is to use edge to re integrate the underdeveloped space and structure. Water passes through the whole design, breaks the materiality of the site, forms a dynamic edge, and allows many waterfront activities to reduce the urban heat island effect. These waterfront activities weave different historical clues together to create an immortal resource - just like tasting oysters. This is accomplished through various edge conditions and equipment, from the art gallery at the bottom and the edge of the residential area, from the reactional facilities and Waterfront Wetland Park in the shape of Silo, to the floor fountain and the Bays Promenade support simulating the original coastline, as well as the solar swimming pool at the top of Landmark Building. There are various types of urban canals, from the irregular stone platform edge of 0.5m deep urban canal, to the floating agriculture of 1m deep urban canal, and then to the oyster farming of 2.5m deep urban canal ("Living Seawalls" + oyster lantern net). As you move along these different edge conditions, the story and spatial experience will respond to the specific history and current dynamics of each urban block and street.
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Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia, as the traditional custodians of our lands, waters and seas. We recognise their ability to care for Country and their deep spiritual connection with Country. We honour Elders past and present whose knowledge and wisdom ensure the continuation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.