The Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) together with the Housing Authority and the City of Fremantle have created an exciting opportunity for members of the public to participate in a range of discussions and activities to consider progressive flexible and affordable living spaces.
The My Future Home charrette follows research undertaken by AUDRC on potential housing options using modern design, processes and techniques- and will consider their potential application in our future residential landscape- in delivering enduring infill development which people will want to live in.
It will be held over three days at the B Shed, Victoria Quay, Fremantle from 9am-5pm on Thursday 8 September to Saturday 10 September 2016. Admission is free.
My Future Home will be an interactive experience enabling people of all ages to engage with industry, housing professionals, leading academics and government to incubate and share ideas and thoughts on the type of housing the community wants and needs in the future.
Participants will be led on a discovery pathway which begins with building a scaled model of their ideal home configuration to be placed into a preferred urban scenario. The pathway then progresses through a senses lab into a 1:1 scale modular home, which can be customised. The last stop of discovery is a chill garden with 1:1 interviews and places for children to be creative and demonstrate their ideas for future homes using Lego and Minecraft. The full discovery pathway will take approximately an hour to complete.
The charrette also features a display from Water Corporation, where you can learn how to save water inside and outside your home, view a living wall and a Waterwise verge garden, and at the same time learn about great tips on building a Waterwise garden for your home! Water Corporation will also be displaying information about its Groundwater Replenishment Scheme – find out more about this innovative process and how it will help secure our water supply for the future.
The Department of Water, which plays a vital role in managing water in the urban environment, will also feature at My Future Home. Urban development and associated infrastructure can have significant impacts on water resources just as water resources can have significant impacts on the location, design, form and function of urban developments.
Planning and managing water, including non-drinking water, is vitally important to our future so that we can encourage and enable the growth of liveable waterwise towns and cities. The Department of Water will provide an overview of water sensitive urban design and feature a number of recent innovative projects.