the challenge’s principles within place, water, energy, health
and happiness, materials, equity, and beauty.
The design recognizes and celebrates the innate connection
between human beings and natural elements through its
“Bush Tucker” interpretive green walls and approximately
3,900 sq. m. of billabong plantings, including over 2,000 sq. m.
of vine-growing structures along site boundaries, Choi says.
Ebbs and flows
“The site ebbs and flows with the changes of the season, reflecting a rich dynamism and a series of layers like the ripples of
a tide,” the entry states. “These ripples or layers can echo the
history of the site, the holistic design challenges overcome, and
suggest an alternative way of living. Instead of fighting with
nature, we can choose to live with it. And this becomes the
difference—the difference is living!”
Billabong concept tops
flood of sustainable ideas
for Melbourne mall By Beth Feinstein-Bartl
The winning design, “The Difference is Living,” is inspired by the genius loci of the site.
Its billabong idea impressed the judges.