EcoCity (EBD)


What does Melbourne look like in 2032?  In 2008, VEIL’s Design Hub members looked at the last remaining vacant land available for development in Melbourne’s CBD, known as E-Gate, and applied some very radical thinking.

A vision for a mini-city within the city, a new sustainable precinct on an existing site within Melbourne – the 25 h ‘E-gate’ site – to the north of Docklands.  This vision of development focuses on new sustainable systems (infrastructure, lifestyles, behaviours, enabling technologies) with an overall aim to demonstrate models for a ‘super-low’ consumption community, suited to a zero carbon future. The site is intended to be highly productive (energy, water, food, new business), adding value to the existing city and suited to people who desire to be part of a unique high-density residential and working precinct.

EBD is an Eco-City of the future between the Docklands and the CBD – a new model of sustainable prosperity.

Follow the Links Below for Content and Events Related to the EBD Project:
Design Studios from the EcoCity (EBD) Eco-Acupuncture Design Project
Architecture – EcoCity (EBD)
Built environment and activities of EBD. This architecture studio focused on the built environment and activities of the site. There were three main themes: the food production quarter, the highly-dense
Sustainable Landscape – EcoCity (EBD)
“Sowing the seeds of Sustainability” Studio Leader: Dr. Sidh Sintusingha
Tutor: Erwin Taal
Urban Design – EcoCity (EBD)
How might the key EBD principles come together as a holistic, inner-city development? Studio Leader: Prof. Darko Radovic
Tutors: Ian Woodcock, Jillian Walliss
Innovative public and private transport services. If you live in a community that can’t support personal car ownership, how does that change your expectation of transport and vehicle design? What
Low-consumption, high-density living for domestic rituals. This Industrial Design studio explored products for low-consumption, high-density living for domestic rituals – cooking, cleaning, gardening, food production, leisure etc. Three scenarios –
Systems & Services – EcoCity (EBD)
Exploring EBD through its systems, specifically food production, the sharing community and integrated transport. Studio Leader: Mark Strachan
Tutors: Emma Luke, Andrew Hazelton
Visual Communication – EcoCity (EBD)
EBD branding, logo and identity. Third-year Visual Communication students were asked to consider how the lifestyles and businesses unique to the EBD might be communicated to a larger audience through