The Victorian Desalination Plant is a state significant, large scale infrastructure project delivering 150 billion litres of water to Melbourne. ASPECT Studios, working with architects (ARM and PeckvonHartel), PB / Beca and ecologists, delivered the urban design and landscape architectural services for the project.
The Desalination Plant is encircled by the largest ecological park in the state of Victoria. As part of the suite of supporting structures and systems for the ecological park, toilets, shelters and signage were designed as a family of elements with similar design aesthetics.
The design prompts came from the green roof, a staggering structure that rises out of the dunes to cover the main facility of the plant.
This ascending, folding and wrapping geometry of the green roof was mimicked in the shelters and smaller ancillary buildings and also in the interpretive signage that appears at key points around the park.
Client // AquaSure Consortium
Year // 2012