Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal Temporary Trading Pavilion

HIP V. HYPE Sustainability was part of the team, led by Breathe Architecture, selected to imagine and design a temporary pavilion to support trading during the renewal of the Queen Victoria Market. An elevated greenhouse sits at the core of this design, bringing a demonstration of closed loop food production into the urban environment.

The highly public nature of this project presents an exciting opportunity to communicate the beauty and value of sustainable design to the 10 million visitors the market receives each year.


Sustainability is central to the design concept and has been integrated at every stage. Within this systematic approach, the pavilion will showcase a number of design and technology innovations to test and communicate the potential of organic waste treatment, solar panels system and battery storage. In this sense it will act as a living laboratory for ideas with potential for broad uptake in the way we design, construct and operate our future buildings and cities.



_Integrated design workshops to develop a clear sustainability strategy and key measures
_Solar panel and battery analysis and specification
_Metering and data collection specification to aid ongoing monitoring and evaluation
_Organic waste treatment system options analysis, research and advice
_Sustainability Management Plan



_74% of energy needs met on-site through 150 kW solar panels + 95 kWh battery system
_Reduce annual waste to landfill by 105 tonnes per year through organic waste composter
_Refurbish 600 kilolitre rainwater harvesting system
_Daylight harvesting system

Ground Floor & Roof landscape plan. Image: Openwork

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