Matthew WaltonMasters Graduate
I am passionate about using architecture as a tool to develop and improve our urban environment. Through careful consideration, architecture has the ability to solve problems at both the urban and the human scale. My goal is to take the opportunities that are presented within the built environment and create spaces that are both engaging and equitable.
An adaptive reuse of Toowong Village Car Park as a social condenser in a “fictional” future that has caused cities to become decentralized due to a series of future pandemics. Due to sky-rocketing fuel prices, public transportation and cycleways have become the main method for travel. Abandoned car parks are used to connect cycleways, provide community facilities, sporting facilities, and public spaces. Dubbed the “Subtropical Boulevard,” the site acts as a connection point over the invisible and visible walls created by Coronation Drive. The existing fabric and character is still apparent in these once underutilized spaces.