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Re:imagine the Junction
regos close 13 March

David Lock Associates and Arup have launched their student competition, asking students to tackle the task of developing an urban design framework for Melbourne’s St Kilda Junction and south of St Kilda Road.

“We are looking for the sharpest planning and urban design minds to reimagine St Kilda Junction and create an ambitious new future for this Melbourne landmark,” David Lock Associates’ CEO, David Klingberg said.

Called Re:imagine the Junction, the competition is targeting post graduate planning and urban design students* who are invited to compete to win $1,500 and a paid internship with David Lock Associates.

Re:imagine the Junction is a chance for final year or post grad students to make a great start to their career in planning and urban design.

The Re:imagine the Junction competition will aim to re-monumentalise St Kilda Junction, and restore St Kilda Rd South (the former High St) as the living backbone of the suburb. Not with a return to the past, but with the reimagining of a new ambitious future.

Entries will go before a panel of expert judges including the architect behind Melbourne’s Federation Square, 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.

Student registration is open until 5pm (AEST) Friday 13 March 2015. Read more at

*Entries are open to final year students who will complete their study in 2015.

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