State of Design Festival

21 June

Do you want to contribute to a healthier, happy and more active Melbourne?

This is your chance to take part in a competition that will result in your work being realised as a pop-up installation on the Melbourne landscape.

Design for an Active City, is a competition open to all Victorian designers that calls for propositions to activate a bridge and major thoroughfare in central Melbourne. Over the past 50 years, in urban communities there has been a huge shift from a lifestyle that was physically active to one that is predominately sedentary (World Health Organisation 2004, Edwards & Tsourous 2006).

For communities, design can play a major role in stimulating increased physical activity, either through interventions in the built environment or through the design of new systems or social programs.

THE COMPETITION

In partnership with VicUrban and GHD, Design for an Active City invites designers to submit design proportions that improve the pedestrian experience and increase activity on the northern side of Collins Street Bridge, as it spans Wurundjeri Way. One winning entry will be selected by a panel of urban visionaries and announced during the Festival on July 25 2011.

EXHIBITION AND PANEL DISCUSSION

On Monday 25 July, during the State of Design Festival, the Design for an Active City jury panel will unveil the top competition submissions and announce the winner through a public presentation and discussion. Exemplary proposals will be on exhibition from July 25-29 at the Do Design Space, the 2011 State of Design Festival Hub. Check the State of Design Festival website for details.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONCEPT

The expected outcome is that the winning concept will be constructed and temporarily installed on site from October to December 2011. VicUrban will provide $25,000 (inclusive of design fees of $5,000) towards the development and construction of the winning project on the bridge.

KEY DATES

Competition opens: May 25 2011

Site visit: 3.00pm June 8 2011

Submission Deadline: July 6 2011

Winner announced, exhibition opening and public panel discussion: July 25 2011

For full submission information and resources please visit.

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