Flow State turns distribution into a civic process. Through Flow State, we have investigated the ways in which the hyper-efficient nature of logistics undermines social and environmental wellbeing. To go beyond this singular focus on efficiency, we have each proposed a new distribution centre in which an alternative, ethical principle has driven the design.  Though our distribution centres move different items,  they each use architecture to make distribution public. Flow State is led by Andrew Copolov, and is part of Monash Architecture Yr 3, 2021. 

Flow State acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung people on whose unceded lands we live and work.

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Judy (Huijing) Zhu
The project covers an area of around 165,000 sqm. It consists of eight buildings and one plaza area. Through the application of public, private and mixed functional buildings, the whole handicraft centre creates a harmonious zone for people to interact in this local handicraft community. We sell handicraft products with single-material and multi-material to visitors. To achieve cultural regeneration and social activation, people could enjoy making their own handicrafts for entertainment and relaxation and visit the open zones of factories to see the manufacturing processes during daytime. The large plaza is

The buildings on the site include a large item customization factory, a small item customization factory, an experience centre, a gallery, an auditorium, a raw material storage, an office building and a distribution centre. The central plaza and the large green spaces are located next to employee working areas, for ease of access. These open spaces give employees a relaxing environment to take their breaks in. Due to the long size of the plaza, it is designed as not only a hub connecting different buildings on the site, but also a public zone of several separate sections which are connected by green areas enabling various social programs for the society.