Melbourne is set to welcome a new smart city, situated on a 26-hectare site in the emerging western area, RockTec City is estimated to have 500,000 inhabitants within the next 20 years.
More importantly, RockTec City has the potential to integrate a range of modern living elements and be a vibrant and diverse place to live, work, and play.
So, what would it be like to live in RockTec City?
A place to call home
Everyone wants to have their own home. Home is not just a place to rest when you are tired, or an asset to provide a sense of security, but also a place where you are making your life and creating new dreams.
RockTec provides a variety of modern living models. For young independent, studio loft apartment, co-living apartment could be some good options. Also the trending new Nightingale model definitely will be introduced to the young professionals and young families, with this model’s social and affordable benefits. High-reputation retirement villages and aged care will also be available for RockTec’s senior citizens.
Sustainable and resilient infrastructure
Housing is just one aspect. For modern city lives, tree-lined streets, winding streams, parks and green spaces, nearby playgrounds and community centres are equally important to quality-built homes.
Environmental protection and sustainability are a major theme of Rocktec City. All building designs meet the highest level of sustainability requirements and follow biophilic architecture code. The community will make use of new clean energy sources, such as solar solutions and integration. A strategic recycling program will be implemented, along with re-use and future-proofing design to ensure that RockTec remains a leader within sustainable smart cities.
Meaningful and fun lives
A good community for your home will have its own libraries, community hubs, art and gallery facilities, multi-purpose event halls, all for a meaningful and fun life. RockTec city will offer much more than just the essentials.
The current projects in planning include a rock-climbing club, an E-sport stadium, indoor play bounce/laser tag, live music venue, a moonlight cinema, water features, Virtual Reality experience centre and much more, elevating this city to a new level.
Work harder and smarter!
The environment of RockTec is designed to foster multisector, collaborative, specialised, entrepreneurship that is founded on hyper-connected, integrated business strategies, leveraging global networks and opportunities at scale.
RockTec will be an urban platform for growing new and emerging business, innovation, technology as well as explorative labs and research, all to house a collection of well-serviced local amenities that support residents into strong future-training pathways and business relationships.
Through developing a concentration of start-ups and business in one location, RockTec will be a place of focus for business incubation.
More time to appreciate life
An additional benefit of living within this Smart City is bidding farewell to busy and exhausting commutes. As a small-scale city that integrates commerce, residence, industrial space and incubators, RockTec City is committed to putting time back into the hands of the people.
With train station and buses located along the residential area, interchange hubs will be designated in the right place to make commuiting easier. However, other alternative transport options may prove even more popular with the increased awareness of sustainability and the prioritisation of healthy living, with the use of charge points for electric vehicles, hiring scooters and bikes.
All for your wellbeing
Rapid urbanization represents major threats and challenges to personal and public health. The World Health Organisation identifies the ‘urban health threat’ as three-fold: infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases and violence and injury from, amongst other things, road traffic.
Reflecting on a broad set of interrelated concerns about health and the design of the places we inhabit, we need to better understand the interconnectedness and potential solutions to the problems associated with health and the built environment.
Drawing on countless research, RockTec City aims to explore global processes, transformative praxis and emergent trends in architecture, urban design and healthy city living. The future RockTec City examines alternative and radical ways of practicing architecture and the re-imagining architecture through the lens of human wellbeing.