Brunswick Market Pavilion
Name: Melanie Modafferi
Institution / Company: The University of Melbourne/TABL
-FINALIST of Waste Pavilion Competition
The pavilion in Brunswick responds to the rapidly changing urban fabric by offering Brunswick Market proprietors with an attractive spatial solution that is an elevated alternative to the existing market establishment on Sydney Road in Melbourne’s Inner-North. The market is a culturally significant offering in the locality that is likely to be the future site of a multi-residential development.
The pavilion is constructed using discarded materials/refuse sourced from the immediate surroundings of the site as well as temporary demountable scaffolding with the potential to be utilised in renewed future applications. Through the use of both discarded materials and the incorporation of repurposeable scaffolding waste is diverted from landfill.
Sustainable waste management processes are also accounted for/housed within the pavilion, including rainwater collection and food recycling via commercial dehydrators. Organic waste generated in the market is converted into fertiliser via dehydrators that are used to maintain the on-site garden. Any produce grown in the garden is sold in the market, creating a feedback loop that supports waste reduction efforts.
The pavilion contributes to environmental preservation by offering a comprehensive waste management solution for the market, whilst harnessing the potential of recycled materials in construction. The resulting pavilion borrows directly from Brunswick’s context making it a patchwork/pastiche of the suburb and an extension of the existing enriched fabric.
#Recycling #Landfill #Organic Waste #Sustainable Resource Management #Environmental Impact