Urban Realities: Landscape Urbanism 72-hour Design ChallengeDocklands VIC Australia
As part of the 2011 State of Design Festival, RMIT hosted the Urban Realities: Landscape Urbanism 72 Hour Design Challenge, themed 'design that moves'. This competition brought one hundred designers and creative minds to Melbourne's Docklands from all over the world, in a race against the clock to design and construct ten new public space projects.
SJB's team, represented by Lauren Clerey and Lorena Zelaya from SJB Urban, and Nita Prekazi, Taylor Pressly and Zac Jones from SJB Architects, together with five other members from RMIT and independent design backgrounds, won the Public Vote Award.
The temporary nature of the installations offered a unique opportunity for playful, experimental and adaptive design outcomes, which contrast with the existing environment and development pattern of the Docklands. This challenge allowed the participants to demonstrate that ‘temporary uses are symptoms of an alternative understanding’.