URBAN DESIGN PERFORMANCE MODELLING
DAREBIN CITY COUNCIL - STRATEGIC PLANNING
UDPM is being utilised to assist in strategic planning policy.
BREATHE ARCHITECTS - NIGHTINGALE 1.0
This new project by Breathe Architecture builds on the success of their award winning ‘Commons’ project that is diagonally opposite the site. The project seeks to surpass the environmental credentials of the Commons the 2014 AIA Sustainable Architecture Award winner.
As part of our services UD conducted extensive daylight modelling in collaboration with the design team to meet Moreland City Councils rigorous daylight requirements.
Architect: MA ARCHITECTS
Located in Fitzroy’s industrial heartland, the design of George Corner reinterprets the strong Victorian facades of the neighboring warehouses, typified by buildings with defined parapets and punched openings. At street level, a café and home office tenancies provide street activation and create new bolt holes for residents of the Fitzroy backstreets.
Urban Digestor conducted daylight modelling to assess design strategies to enhance daylight performance.
ESD FOR PLANNING
Developer: VicTrack & Neometro
Architects: BKK ARCHITECTS, PLUS ARCHITECTURE, MA ARCHITECTS
Urban Digestor was part of the team that won the Victrack EOI submission to redevelop the station. We have continued to offer our services for the planning application and the design is being developed for construction.
Located near the intersection of Sydney Road and Brunswick Street, Jewell Station is being re-developed into a high-quality urban village, bringing together commercial uses, community activities and social enterprises across 2 eight storey buildings. Designed to benefit local residents and the wider community, Jewell Station will create a benchmark urban renewal project that will enhance the vibrancy of Brunswick.
Other services provided:
Energy rating services
260 LYGON ST
Architect: CHT ARCHITECTS
Mixed use building in the City of Moreland consisting of 1-3 bedroom apartments, retail and eateries. Urban Digestor assisted the project team in dealing with unreasonable ESD permit conditions. A successful outcome was obtained through a VCAT mediation meeting.
NCC SECTION JV3 ASSESSMENTS
STANLAKE PRIVATE HOSPITAL EXTENSION
Developer: Western Private Hospital (WPH)
Architect: ATKIS ARCHITECTS
The extension to the Western Private Hospital in Footscray allowed Urban Digestor to demonstrate the cost & design benefits of our JV3 modelling service. The resultant design specification for JV3 compliance for the building saved the client at least $30,000 compared to the Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) requirements, with improved energy efficiency performance.
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN PEER REVIEW
MORELAND CITY COUNCIL - OXYGEN YOUTH CENTRE
Urban Digestor reviewed the Oxygen Youth Centre against a variety of ESD benchmarking tools, as well as, an independent professional review of the ESD Design of the centre. A blower-door test and measurement of daylight & electric lighting levels was conducted as part of the evaluation. What was built was not meeting NCC Section J compliance nor the Clients expectations for thermal performance. We made recommendations to remedy the non-compliant components.
MANNINGHAM CITY COUNCIL - DONCASTER HILL
Urban Digestor were engaged to provide strategic sustainability consulting for the Doncaster Hill precinct Whole of Water Cycle Management (WWCM) strategy. In collaboration with Yarra Valley water and Manningham city council conducted a review of the community cost calculator to evaluate and assess a broader range of parameters to better inform decisions in relation to Doncaster Hills Whole of Water Cycle Management (WWCM) strategy.