2012 RAIA NSW Student Design Medal - Finalist
2012 AA Unbuilt Prize-Highly Commended
2012 NTUT Student Design Competition-Bronze Prize
2011 d3 New York Natural Systems Design Competition Commendation
This project looks to engage the public directly with this productive infrastructure in the form of an urban oyster farm. It playfully suggests that the humble Sydney rock oyster, a Sydney Harbour icon for the last century, could well provide an alternative to fish and red meat, being high in zinc,iron and omega acids and infinitely sustainable. Most importantly the oyster is an efficient water filter, capable of catalysing the rejuvenation of Sydney Harbour’s water. In short the farm creates a landscape that is a synthesis of production and recreation. It is interested primarily in the architecture created when the rigorous, modulated efficiency of a farm meets the various needs of a public landscape.