The project brief called for a response to the current terminal at Port Melbourne that lacked activity and was barren half of the day. The concept of Fusion City was to inject new activities that would maximise the use of the building and increase activity on site.
Like how the beach draws the waves in, so will Fusion City be the new point of attraction of Port Melbourne. Opportunities to recreate the identity of Station Pier as a mere terminal was taken with a bold step of introducing several extreme sports to invite a fresh variety of generations to experience and at the same time to set a new atmosphere at the pier. Integrated at the entrance to connect the pier to the beach is a proffesional sktate park bowl to draw skateboarders, cyclists or even those strolling along to explore the magnificence of this city.
The structural system of Fusion City transitions from the existing portal frames to a fusion with the free standing algorithm structure. At this point however, it is still constrained within the portal frames to illustrate some power balance between old and new. Further a couple of bays down, this fusion structure will start to take over the form with a new life of its own and in doing this drive the new dynamic architecture language of this city.