Students present their designs for Brighton’s public places

THE third community consultation for the Brighton Tomorrow project was held at the Brighton Civic Centre last month with an ABC radio broadcast live from the event during the afternoon.

A number of community representatives along with residents came to see the results of the collaboration between Brighton Council, University of Tasmania School of Architecture (UTas) and Monash University Department of Architecture (MADA).

Community representatives view and discuss the drawings and models of the array of ideas put forward by students from the University of Tasmania School of Architecture (UTas) and Monash University Department of Architecture (MADA) under the Brighton Tomorrow project.

The project is broadly investigating the changing nature and role of public architecture and spaces in rapidly growing outer suburban, or semi-regional townships.

The project involves undertaking broad historical research into the urban development of Brighton, close observation and documentation of the contemporary urban setting, and the subsequent proposal of responsive, forward-thinking speculative design projects on a number of public sites throughout the municipality.

The students presented and discussed a series of design suggestions for sites in Brighton, Pontville, Bridgewater, Gagebrook and Old Beach.

The students will now prepare a final report to present to Council. Council will then consider the suggestions and begin identifying achievable projects that will provide the greatest benefit to the community.

 

 

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