Bates Smart is proud to announce that "Rethinking Melbourne’s Car Parks" has been shortlisted in the 2021 World Architecture Festival Awards under that category of Civic - Future Projects. The project seeks to spark conversations about how we can reclaim space from cars so that Melbourne can be a greener, happier and more people focused city.
The project concept considers the imbalance between private car parks and public space in the City of Melbourne. We have identified a number of off-street, multi-level car parks in central Melbourne that could be repurposed in this way. Importantly, the intent is to repurpose the buildings rather than demolish them – a more sustainable approach.