The 31 shortlisted entries for The Future Park Design Ideas Competition will be on display at the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus during October.
The competition, run by The University of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), asked landscape architects, urban designers, architects and planners to design a speculative park for a future Melbourne. Among the key questions the competition aims to address are: How can parks shape Melbourne’s urban form? Where should this new public open space be located, how should it be configured and what is its role? Should a new park be a ‘signature’ park or instead smaller sequences of parks? Should parks be designed at ground level or are other spatial locations possible? Entrants were required to site their proposals within 10 kilometres of Melbourne’s city centre and to consider strategies for land acquisition and management.
Competition winners will be announced at the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, to be held at Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne from 10 – 14 October.
The Future Park exhibition runs from 4 October to 1 November, at the Dulux Gallery, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. For more information on The Future Park Design Ideas Competition go here.