Cultivate is a partnership between Mirvac’s Hatch innovation team and Farmwall. We aim to create urban farming experiences, activating spaces in our cities to inspire community engagement and to connect people in unique and exciting ways.
Cultivate operates award-winning urban farms in two office buildings: 200 George St and 275 Kent St in Sydney. The farms grow a range of produce, such as mushrooms, leafy greens and microgreens. All produce has been grown on-site, reducing food miles and packaging. Urban farmers from these offices are invited to attend an urban farming session to learn more about growing food at home.
With electricity prices more than doubling in the past ten years, solar has become an increasingly compelling option to reduce power bills and carbon footprints. Millions of households now enjoy the benefits of rooftop solar panels. However, due to the technical and regulatory obstacles of multi-dwelling buildings, apartment owners and residents have been left behind.
To overcome this challenge, Mirvac has partnered with Allume, an Australian company making solar accessible to multi-metered buildings. Allume has developed a unique distribution technology, SOLSHARE, to allow multi-dwelling residents to have barrier free access to clean cheap power.
THE THIRD SPACE
The Third Space is a unique co-working environment being offered in shopping centres, providing an alternative to working or studying at home, the office or on campus. Users not only have access to a range of spaces and services to work, create and meet, they also have the added benefit of doing it all within a retail environment.
While co-working is not a new idea, The Third Space was an Australian first application of a workspace to a retail environment. As opposed to catering to start-ups seeking permanent work spaces for a team of employees, The Third Space services the individual modern worker who wants to work at a place that isn’t the office but isn’t home, that is also three minutes to everything. By being situated in a shopping centre, The Third Space enables users to maximise productivity in a normal working day due to the proximity to an array of retail services.