Community Connections

‘Community Connection’ looks at Moorabbin as a modern retail hub with a connection to the greater community. It blurs the lines between public space and private retail spaces creating an interesting retail experience and bringing much needed public space to the area. The traditional bricks and mortar retail has made way for a new interactive experience.

Smart digital facades communicate with consumers smart devices to provide real time details on stock, specials and specific shopping needs. The majority of the retail space is topped with public space that is interwoven into the private space.

A community urban farm and library sits above the ‘smart’ multiplex parking bay and Safeway providing food plots to local schools and families. The modern amphitheatre at the centre of the site provides a great meeting space but also the capabilities to hold community concerts and festivals.

By: Aaron Holman, student