Master of Architecture Design Studio, 2015
STUDIO LEADER: Simone Koch
The announcement that FORD will cease operations at its Campbellfield site in 2015 is seen as further sign of the long term trend in the demise of local manufacturing in the global market. Arguably Australia’s high input cost makes us uncompetitive against the emerging economies. We are interested in the flip side of this, which is to identify and accommodate on the soon to be vacant Campbellfield site the new and emerging industries that are currently driving those input costs. With industry established, we’ll transform the site by stealth into a model for suburban development, through the ad hoc accrual of built form and landscape.