Adaptive reuse of an industrial heritage site gives rise to the repurposing and reconsideration of program, space and materiality across new ‘landscape’. Central to the idea is a recasting of the car park to a ‘place’, setting a machining/production like aesthetic across the layers of people movement, vehicle movement, water management, urban heat impact, shade and sun patterns, set against a backdrop of an earlier modernist heritage.
By blurring conventional lines and rethinking the values of the car park a series of new ‘places’ have been connected by a central organising element, the ‘belt’. The landscape has successfully become a sequence of new places:
- Places of arrival/entry
- Places of interpretation, and
- Places of identity.