Located at cross roads of Melbourne's main arteries Ringwood is a geographical gateway for Melbourne, binding the outer with the inner and the northern with the southern. In a more contemporary interpretation Ringwood as a Gateway now functions as the mediator between yesteryear and tomorrow as it settles as a pivotal figure in the future development of Melbourne's economic sustainability.
The assembly of a large innovative lifestyle factory diffuses the boundaries between different socio eras and focuses on teaming complimentary personalities to stimulate a creative and competitive neighbourhood. Capitalising on three main groups of personnel, elderly and young families already living in Ringwood, and young professionals introduced once graduated, the ‘innovation as a living factory’ will focus on the development of health care products produced with high industrial grade 3D manufacturing techniques.
The hub’s location adjacent to a major highway inserts itself into a production stream as a fundamental figure for industrial territorial management.