How St Kilda Junction
St Kilda Junction, once the High St and backbone to the precinct, met its demise in the 70s following major works undertaken by the Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works.
David Lock Associates and ARUP’s Planning, Urban Design and Architecture competition has asked entrants to explore how St Kilda Junction and the surrounding area could once again become a bustling, integrated part of the suburb.
Open to all final year, masters and post graduate Planning, Urban Design and Architecture students from Australian Universities, the competition asked entrants to re-monumentalise St Kilda Junction and restore St Kilda Road South by creating plausible, creative and ambitious ideas for this Melbourne landmark.
Competition judge and renowned architect behind Melbourne’s Federation Square, Professor Donald Bates said, ‘This is a vitally important part of Melbourne and demands an imaginative and transformative vision. It is the opportunity for a creative student to offer a new possibility at one of Melbourne’s most underwhelming junctions. It is the time for bold ideas.
Entrants were required to take into consideration: current traffic volumes, future growth of the area, respectful retention of heritage features and how lost land could be reclaimed,’ he said.
Entries have gone before a panel of expert judges including Donald Bates from the University of Melbourne and Lab Architecture Studio; Jane Monk, Director of the Inner City Team at Victoria’s Metropolitan Planning Authority; former Deputy Mayor of Port Phillip City Council and local expert, architect David Brand; Urban Transport Planner, Phil Carter from Arup and urban design expert and David Lock Associates’ Principal, Mark Sheppard.
Re:Imagine the Junction Finalists Exhibition
13–22 August 2015
Brightspace, 8 Martin Street, St Kilda