Yu Chieh Tseng
Water shortage and population growth are ongoing rapidly in Melbourne. There is not enough space volume for developing water reuse facilities in the city area. Moreover, climate change influences the raining situation in Victoria state. Hence, water reusing and collecting might not be plenty for a sustainable city project.
My argument is how to solve the water shortage issue by proposing a new architecture approach. Aside from reusing and collecting, I believe that using natural water resource straight and educating citizens the information about water catchment background are two principles which should be considered in future sustainable architecture.
In the project, I add groundwater resource idea into this water sustainability architecture. Moreover, utilizing two main concepts, “stepwell” and “natural water catchment”. I try to let the architecture be a part of the natural water treatment process. Furthermore, let people understand the water culture through this building.