St Kilda Junction
David Lock Associates and ARUP are pleased to announce the winner of our Re:imagine the Junction student competition is Carlos Reyes. Carlos is an Urban Design post graduate student from the University of Melbourne.
As the winner, Carlos is currently undertaking a 10-week paid position at David Lock Associates and $1500 prize money.
Re:imagine the Junction was open to all final year and post graduate Planning, Urban Design and Architecture students from across Australian Universities. Students were asked to re-imagine St Kilda Junction and restore the High Street and Princes Highway as the backbone of the suburb.
Carlos’ winning design restores the precinct and gives the Junction purpose again. His entry operates at multiple scales, making some large-scale transformations of the traffic flows, the land distribution and the commercial and residential mix of the project area. His scheme also pays attention to the small-scale details and fabric of the site, adding points of activation, amenity and pedestrian connections, which is of significant importance to this part of Melbourne.
Some of the judges comments of the winning entry include:
'Designing a gathering place at the Junction, bringing iconic buildings and diverse transport alternatives that service the wider metropolitan area were sophisticated and well resolved, as was the link from St Kilda Road to the sea through the creation of a new linear ‘Boulevard.’'
'His bold intentions and design interventions over Queens Way/Princes Highway were particularly strong and bring the Corroboree Tree and the history of the area into focus as well as create a new cultural destination for Melbourne.'
'Carlos’ entry achieved a thoughtful outcome that may have genuinely re-imagined the entire Junction.'
Congratulations to Carlos and we hope he enjoys his time with David Lock Associates.
To view finalist entries please click here.
We will be announcing the Re:imagine 2016 student competition details shortly.