This project is to examine the impact of climate change on a small isolated community and its impact on the broader population. Fortschritt, the chosen site in Queensland is an isolated coal mining town, home to 4,500 residents. Fortschritt has lost its sole industry with the closure of the two coal mines. The township is in need of a regeneration in order to survive. The project has proposed a solar power grid that will generate electricity to supply power to all residences in the town. It is important to analyse the impact of switching non-renewable energy resources to renewable energy resources economically, socially and environmentally.
During day time, the Capsule Modulars will be dispersed from the Core Structures to run local businesses. The Modular commercial network system will become the new and main source of income for Fortschritt town. The Green House at the heart of the structure is an agriculture centre that cultivates plants and crops, which serves the second source of income. In night time, the container capsules will be returned to the designated slots and transform the entire Core Structure to a recreation and F&B centre. The increase of expenditure for healthy night life in town will help in boosting economic growth.
SONA SuperStudio Design Competition 2008 (Participation)
SuperStudio is an annual event organised by Student Organised Network for Architecture (SONA), the official student body of the Australian Institute of Architects. It is a 24-hour design competition that fosters studio culture; networking and support between students of different universities and years of study; conceptual thinking, critique and analysis of topical subjects; and interaction between the architectural profession and the community. The competition works are primarily judged based on ideas not graphic communication. A national jury selects a national winner (each team consists of three students) from the state finalists. The winning team members will receive return tickets to Venice and entry to the Venice Biennale.
Drawing techniques : Digital collage, hand-drawn & CAD line drawing.
Group members : Carine Chin, Kai Kheng Goh, Yew Keong Leong