Living Streets 1

GLAS’ materials and technology subject for Melbourne University invited students to explore improved environmental performance for paving surfaces. The first stages of the project involved a design fabrication studio with students to design and build pavers to promote urban biodiversity. The paving was installed on site and observed over a period of two years to monitor successes and failures. The more successful pavers provided inspiration for the following years students to refine and improve the designs. GLAS is committed to increasing the permeability of urban streets. Tests like these help to explore permanent creative options for more biodiverse and permeable streets.