Urban Ecosystem design Lab
Hart’s Mill Flour Shed, Mundy St, Port Adelaide 5015 SA, 10th to 18th of April of 2017

Portville is an indoor placemaking installation designed and realised by the students of the UELab inside the flour shed of Hart’s Mill, in Port Adelaide.

Portville is an imaginary car-free harbor village with little houses, a pub, a church, a park and a waterfront. The project was realised to set the scene for an international/interdisciplinary urban design studio (IJUD), held in April 2017.
The large space of the shed was divided in functional areas aimed at hosting different activities and public events of the studio, including several lectures, an Augmented Reality interactive installation and a students’ projects display.

Using 50 mm white tape, the shed’s space was organized and divided into a sort of floor plan blueprint in scale 1:1 that was inhabited by Australian, Chinese and French students for 10 days, during the studio.

Design director and course coordinator:
Dr Elisa Palazzo, University of Adelaide

Exhibition and installation curated and designed by Urban Ecosystem design Lab:
Dr Elisa Palazzo with Paul Bartsch, James Frolow, Thomas Hall, Aiden Moon, Zak Papas, Charles Tindley

Thanks to
Government of South Australia, Department of State Development
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Dr Bruno Pelucca, Project manager
Portville project volunteers: Danni Iylia Noor Dahlan, Madeline Louise Nolan
and Master students: Xingyu Cao, Xinyan Chen, Yidi Chen, Puying Deng, Tianyu Gao, Rui Hou, Ziqian Huang, Cong Li, Xiang Ni, Mohan Qiao, Wanying Qin, Jing Xu, Qian Ye, Liya Zhang, Minghao Zhao, Wenjing Zheng