Flemington reimagined as a sustainable city

Posted on Tue, 2018-11-20 07:35 by mcnally

The concept of the future paddock to market to plate’ is a vision for the future of the Flemington Market site in Sydney, the historical site of the city’s produce markets, located next to the Olympic Stadium. 

Flemington is the historical site of Sydney’s produce markets, next to the Olympic Stadium. The markets have announced they will be relocating. This proposal designed by tony owen partners imagines the redevelopment of this site as a model of urban renewal in the 21st century.

The project includes a mix of all elements needed for a sustainable future in the same place — urban agriculture, employment, high-density living — and retains some market uses.This proposal envisages the redevelopment of this site as a model of urban renewal in the 21st Century.

Modern developed cities are up to 3 degrees hotter than rural areas because the green space is replaced by hard surfaces like roads which cannot absorb the solar energy — this is called the ‘heat island effect’. 

Tony Owen pPartners’ scheme tackles the problem by using the green roofs and giving 90% of the land surface over to parks, paddocks, and agriculture to supply 30% of the needs of the residents.

The energy costs of transportation of food and goods is one of the largest uses of global energy. It chokes our cities with roads, trucks and smoke. In the future, communities must integrate all of the elements of sustainable living in the one place to reduce the impact of transport.

The site can accommodate 10,000 dwellings. It also contains employment uses for 5000 people and incorporate large areas for urban agriculture including fields for crops, grains, herbs, flowers and orchards as well as parks, and community spaces.

This was a speculative design commissioned by the Urban Taskforce and the Daily Telegraph newspaper to highlights some of the challenges and possible solutions for the future.

Flemington Market Site in Sydney Renewal images / information received 161118

Source: Tony Owen Partners