Assisting a community group with architectural advice

The residents and staff at Melbourne’s Collingwood Housing Estate want to rehabilitate a long disused 3,000 square metre underground car park that had closed in the 1980s because it didn’t have enough exits or ventilation, and because it had a reputation for being dangerous after dark.

In this decade it has started to be used by arts organisations in the area as an exhibition and performance space. However, the space itself needs a lot of work to come up to scratch.

Project Date: 2006

City: 

MELBOURNE

Location: 

Australia

ASF International Member Organization: 

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTS DESIGNERS PLANNERS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY

Partners: 

Architectsforpeace.org

Collingwood Housing Estate Arts Committee (CHEAC)

Donors: 

Karen Tanfi Eld

Peter Johns

Activity Type: 

Architectural Project