Mining Villages – Taylors Design Strategy
Over the past few years, Taylors have been involved in the design of a number of mining accommodation related projects.
The central focus of our design outcomes has been to facilitate an adaptable master planned approach, that accommodates a range of land use potential once mining operations cease.
Our design strategy provides for a sustainable and adaptable approach, based largely on the following interrelated design principles:
- Ensuring the maximum degree of integration with and benefit for adjoining communities.
- Creating a strategic framework of civil, landscaping and community facility investment that supports current as well as future land uses.
- Eco sensitive `site-making` and `place-making` strategies to enhance the current land use pattern, whilst facilitating future development strategies.
- A flexible public space framework that accommodates existing as well as future uses.
- The design and location of multi-use and adaptable community elements and facilities that can adapt in use over time.
Below is a list of future land use scenarios that have been `embedded` into a few of the underlying master planned mining villages that we have designed:
- Eco tourism resorts
- Retirement resorts
- Eco Camping facilities
- Standard residential communities
We have also explored a range of design strategies and built form typologies that facilitate more stable and permanent communities, whilst allowing for future re-use and / or relocation if required.