Urban microclimate strategy, Maribyrnong Defence Site

for Places Victoria

Microclimate Masterplan, Maribyrnong, VIC

For Places Victoria, 2011 – 2012

Glas in collaboration with ARUP has developed a series of landscape microclimate scenarios to help achieve optimal external comfort within the urban environment of the Maribyrnong Defence site. ARUP has tested these designs using climate-modelling software. Together we have translated this information back into the detailed studies to create a suite of external spaces optimising the comfort for a variety of outdoor activities. Glas has developed an urban forestry solution which uses recent urban heat island effect findings to define street tree planting strategies to maximise summer cooling in new residential streets.