Mingxun (Gary) Ma

University of Melbourne

The project ‘The Park Home’ by Mingxun (Gary) Ma presents an architectural solution to elderly homelessness in Shepparton, focusing on sustainability and community integration. It employs hempcrete and recycled local materials, underlining a commitment to environmental responsibility and resilience against flood risks.

This approach not only addresses the housing needs of the elderly but also promotes ecological building practices and material innovation. By integrating communal spaces and reconnecting residents with nature, the design fosters a supportive environment for the elderly, encouraging social interactions and a sense of belonging. The thoughtful use of hempcrete and recycled materials signifies a shift towards more sustainable and inclusive urban development strategies.