U R B A N / R E A L IT I E S : landscape urbanism 3 day design challenge july 25th - 30th 2011 melbourne
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will about urban/realities: landscape urbanism 3 day design challenge
Urban Realities: Landscape Urbanism 3 Day Design Challenge invites participants from both national and international locations, the local community, all visitors as well as a national and international audience to follow the projects and to be involved wherever possible.
Urban Realities: Landscape Urbanism 3 Day Design Challenge proposes to use the docklands as a case study site for exploring new and innovative ways of activating the urban environment.
Creative minds, Architects, Landscape Architects, designers, craftsman, artists and construction workers are invited from all over the world. Application forms combined with profiles will determine the chosen teams to participate in the competition. The project encourages the local community of residents and those who work in the area to be involved. We would like people to ‘have a say’ about their public space. What they want, what’s missing and what they need. Site briefs will illustrate advice and ideas of the people and teams will be open to suggestions from the surrounding community. The project aims to attract people to test and assess the proposed sites introducing a new clientele to the area as well as bringing attention to the cities area of concern by activating the public space and revealing new and innovative ways to appropriate public space sites. Media coverage of the event will expose Melbourne’s new area of development by shedding light on the new and innovative ways to consider the future of public space, the way it can be appropriated and designed.
The action aims to design and construct public space projects in Melbourne Docklands transforming the urban environment in just 3 days. The challenge aims to bring together creative minds both nationally and internationally to compete in an action packed, hands on, game plan competition that responds to this year’s state of design festival theme ‘design that moves.’ Participants will form teams, live on camp and be given a site, a deadline and a budget to build their projects.
urban realities: landscape urbanism 3 day design challenge proposes to use the docklands as a case study site for exploring new and innovative ways of activating the urban environment.
F A ST F A CT S
D O C K L A N D S
M E L B O U R N E C B D
area 8,806 km2 (3
density 1,566 km2
population of victoria 5,547,527 percentage of those number of people proposed number total of city of
in the the
melbourne 72% cbd cbd
2011 21,080 2021 29,857 in
elevation 31 m zone aest
2011 6,134 2011 15,521
households 35% children
E V EN T july
S C HEDULE
All day BMW Edge, Federation Square Tickets $10 (participants free)
Teams will spend the first stage of the competition discussing their design intention and putting together a proposal. Their final proposal will be signed off by the engineer and construction management team before construction may commence.
Precisely 3 days post starting time
(Open to the general public) Afternoon The afternoon will be spent doing an orientation around the Docklands familiarising people with the area and offering locals and the general public the opportunity to discuss their needs and wants in regards to Docklands Public Space.
An organised symposium staring guest speakers from City of Melbourne, Vic Urban, West 8, Endemic Architecture, Harvard University, March Studio and more will focus on the topic “How might we challenge the way we design and construct our cities?” This offers a great opportunity for an inspirational beginning to the competition.
Opening ceremony 10am - 11am The cow up the tree Gather at the Docklands and as each of the Teams are formally introduced into the competition and distributed with their sites and briefs before the start gun commences the 3 days of competition.
construction Various Sites Docklands Once construction approval has been given teams may begin the construction process. Various sites have been selected throughout the Docklands for Teams to transform in just 3 days! Don’t miss out on the activity.
Various Sites Docklands
fire works Dark Docklands As a part of the winter nights festival managed by the City of Melbourne, a fire works display will take place after dark lighting up the sky of Melbourne Docklands. Not to be missed!
guided tours The cow up the tree Free
Teams will finalise their projects before midday.
judging Afternoon Various Sites Docklands Judges will be escorted to each of the competition sites to judge the individual projects.
guided tours The cow up the tree Free Tour times: 11am and 3pm
Tour times: 3pm, 7pm, 9pm
july 31 sunday
The cow up the tree Free
Tour times: 3pm, 7pm, 9pm
post event guided tours The cow up the tree Free Tour times: 11am and 3pm
S T AT E
D E SI G N Established in 2004, the State of Design festival is the largest and most Innovative design event in Australia and the heart of design thinking and design activity each year. State of Design festival increases the awareness of the value of design and showcases how design generates innovation, promotes sustainability and adds value to business and society. Festival programs demonstrate and broadly communicate how the Victorian and Australian design profession can improve living conditions, create sustainable development opportunities, and generate new and innovative products and services; in turn, providing economic benefit for the state of Victoria. By communicating to Victorian, Australian and international audiences, the Festival promotes a deeper understanding of design capability
and value. The Festival is accessed through a highly focused program of workshops, forums, exhibitions and events. A chief concern of the Festival is to assist designers in making their â€˜offerâ€™ more appealing to businesses and to encourage those businesses engaged with design to communicate the benefits to their peers who are not engaged. State of Design festival responds to the Victorian Governmentâ€™s innovation statement (VIS) which aims to meet the challenges of international competition, an aging population and climate change to ensure a healthy, sustainable, and productive future for all Victorians. Australian Exhibitions & Conferences will deliver the festival in 2011. stateofdesign.com.au