The second MINI LIVING x green magazine installation will explore the topic of multi-residential development.
Green magazine and MINI LIVING, in collaboration with the City of Melbourne and RMIT School of Architecture and Urban Design is pleased to announce INVERT 2.0 MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL. Inspired by evolving global and local conversations about urban density and multi-residential development, INVERT 2.0 MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL will explore what it means to create a meaningful, sustainable living environment in the heart of Melbourne.
A selection of established and emerging Australian architects have been invited by green magazine to respond to a brief to reimagine a city block beside the Queen Victoria Market as a hypothetical urban village. This village will contain residential, community, commercial and green spaces. In a return to architectural tradition, the architects will create hand drawings of their vision for the site.
These drawings will be enlarged and dramatically displayed in an exhibition along with a 1:50 scale model designed by RMIT Masters of Architecture and Masters of Landscape Architecture students. The students will deliver a design for an urban village with consideration of urban density based on collaboration and research.
The model will harness the full capabilities of RMIT’s 3D printing and laser-cutting technology and will include dissected pathways, which will invite visitors to walk both through and around it – physically interacting with the design.
INVERT 2.0 MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL is open from October 17 – 26 at a location nearby the site. A concurrent speaker series will be held in the exhibition space featuring leading voices from the design community. The exhibition site and speakers will be revealed at a later date.
Green magazine editor, Tamsin O’Neill is excited to have the opportunity to discover the potential of the high-profile site, one also earmarked for a future development of this kind. “Around the world, cities are grappling with issues of urban density and Melbourne is no exception. We look forward to seeing creative solutions from both architects and students for a truly sustainable, community-focused urban village on this extraordinary site.”