A glimpse of what Freo might look like after Amendment 49

Over the past few months there was a lot of debate about what Fremantle Council’s controversial scheme amendment #49 might look like?  To help answer that question, Fremantle architectural firm CODA have put together design charrette on Scheme Amendment 49.

CODA have recognised that Fremantle is in the privileged position of being home to a number of Western Australia’s leading architectural practices and so who better to attend to this challenge than a room full of Fremantle architects?

The aim is to offer up a series of credible and aspirational design options that show a positive future for Fremantle, its built environment and people.

This Saturday the 24th of March, seven teams will work on developing a proposition for a single, allocated site – think master-chef but with buildings. The teams are made up of architects and fourth-year Curtin University Masters of Architecture students who are currently undertaking an Urban Design studio at CODA.

At the end of the day each team will have 5 minutes to verbally communicate their ideas to the jury using a series of built models and drawings.

The jury is comprised of:

  • Dr. Brad Pettitt Mayor, City of Fremantle Jury Chair
  • Dr. Richard Weller Winthrop Professor of Landscape Architecture, UWA Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre
  • Melinda Payne Principal Policy Officer, Office of the Government Architect Member of the City of Fremantle Design Advisory Committee
  • Dr. Beth George Lecturer, Curtin University, School of Architecture Founder “spacemarket.com.au”
  • Patric de Villers Associate Professor, Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, UWA Principal of Urbanizma

It is intended that these schemes will be able to be read just as easily by members of the general public as the architectural community.

We hope that they generate positive conversation and offer a starting point for inspired change in Fremantle. Interested parties are welcome to drop in to the CODA studio at anytime during the day or to attend the jury presentation at 4.30pm. We are located at 10 Elder Place, Fremantle.

Thanks to CODA’s Kieran Wong and Emma Williamson for pulling this great idea together.

These are some early sketches from EG of what might on the Coles Woolstores site.

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3 Responses to A glimpse of what Freo might look like after Amendment 49

  1. Emma Anda says:

    What a great, creative and also practical idea, it sounds fantastic.

  2. Colin Nichol says:

    There is no ‘people’s choice’ allowed for in the judging panel. Allow me to suggest a form for visitors to register their choice?

  3. Colin Nichol says:

    It was a pleasure to witness professionalism in action.

    Congratulations and thanks to Kieran and Emma for such a well-organised and effective exercise – and for accepting so graciously my suggestion of a ‘people’s Choice’ vote.

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