OASIS WHYALLA: AUTOPOIESIS AND URBAN LIVING

Urban Ecosystem design Lab, Whyalla City Council, University of Adelaide
Whyalla SA 5600, 13th to 24th of November of 2017

The Urban Ecosystem design Lab of the School of Architecture, University of Adelaide, has been in Whyalla with a group of students for two weeks. The students have participating in an intensive Urban Design studio, organised in collaboration with the local government. The studio provided a full immersion experience in this South Australian regional community with the aim to define an urban regeneration proposal through an accurate understanding of the local spatial and cultural context.
The studio was aimed at taking advantage of the apparent isolation of the town of Whyalla as an opportunity to recreate a socio/ecological/economic urban system able to reproducing and self-maintaining itself in sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. 
The projects’ results have been publicly presented on Thursday 23rd of November at the Council Chamber of Whyalla and they has been followed by an opportunity for the local community to use the 360° Augmented Reality headsets to explore the projects' works.

 

CHALLENGE #1
3’ FILM

WHYALLA ANTHROPOCENE
sample film realized by the Team 3_McBryde Terrace area

 

CHALLENGE #2
CONCEPT BANNER + MASTER PLAN

Oasis Whyalla master plan
Sharing space in Whyalla (1_Old Town area)
Shift to the Sea (2_Waterfront area)
Unzip Whyalla (3_McBryde Terrace area)
Connection (4_Nicolson Ave. - Elliott St. area)
Link Layers (5_Western Nicolson Ave. area)
Eco-Jenkins (6_Jenkins area)

 

CHALLENGE #3
360° AUGMENTED REALITY REPRESENTATION

1_Old Town area
2_Waterfront area
3_McBryde Terrace area
4_Nicolson Ave. - Elliott St. area
5_Western Nicolson Ave. area
6_Jenkins area

 

Below you can see some ‘360° before and after’ previews without the 360° headsets (click on play and then drag your mouse left or right, up or down, to pan through the image). You will find more samples on our Facebook page.

1_Old Town area: Sharing space in Whyalla

2_Waterfront area: Shift to the Sea

5_Western Nicolson Ave. area: Link Layers

 

ONSHORE AND EXPERIENTIAL URBAN DESIGN STUDIO 2017 PARTICIPANTS

Local guests:
Jason Willcocks, Whyalla City Council Planning Manager
Sam Bourne, Whyalla City Council Landscape Environment Officer
John Scott, Whyalla National Trust

Thank you to the City Council and the Community of Whyalla for the strong support and for making this project possible.

Tutors:
Dr Elisa Palazzo, course coordinator
Dr Bruno Pelucca, architect/urban designer
Paul Bartsch, UELab assistant

Master students:
Weicheng Deng, Shike Dong, Wanxin Feng, Kai Guo, Xu Han, Xiaohang He, Xiaoyan Hou, Qiqi Li, Xiaoxin Li, Yi Li, Yueming Li, Hongcheng Lian, Binyan Ou, Yuan Tao, Kuo Wang, Xiaohan Wang, Youxin Wang, Huiying Wu, Xiaotao Xing, Xiayu Xu, Zheyu Yan, Shuyang Yu, Hengyuan Zhang, Xudong Zhang, Huijing Zheng, Siqi Zheng, Yuqing Zhou, Zhicheng Zhou


Concepts and designs developed in the framework of the onshore and experiential urban design studio 'OASIS WHYALLA: AUTOPOIESIS AND URBAN LIVING’ - Whyalla SA, 13th to 24th of November of 2017. Course coordinator Dr Elisa Palazzo