Never too old to dance to the rhythm of foliage

As the rapid urbanization of the world, our land has resulted in a dense even crowded built environment dominated by buildings and solid infrastructures. The displacement of green space has increasingly led to detrimental effect such as climate change and habitat loss. Likewise, the gradual separation between human and nature has brought negative impacts on both human health and well being. Biophilic Design comes into play as the purpose of reconnecting human and nature in the built environment. Scientific and measurable evidence elucidated that it has significant benefit on both human and environment health.The Bays Precinct is a post industrial waterfront located at the junction of City of Sydney and Inner West Council. The heritage buildings such as White Power Station, Silos and working waterfront had brought a strong sense of history and culture. The significant population at surrounding suburbs, the large portion of children and elders can not be ignored. The Inner West Council has promoted inclusive events for the surrounding residents and a Seniors Directory for the elders. The Bays Precinct should be reactivated as a landmark to engage with the promotion. In doing so, the hard surface with contamination will turn into a biophilic urban waterfront that not only create habitat for flora and fuana, but also improve human health through immersive experience on cultural heritage, rich nature-plants, and animals. Furthermore, strengthen people’s sense of belonging to the Bays precinct by offering inclusive space that focus on accessibility, availability and safety.

Yujing Tang

Bachelor of Landscape Arch. (Hons)
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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.