1 August,2019.





The Future Park Design Ideas Competition.

This idea competition challenges professional and emerging landscape architects, urban designers, architects and planners to speculate on new park possibilities for a future Melbourne. How can parks shape Melbourne’s urban form? Where should this new public open space be located, how should it be configured and what is its role? Is a new signature park in the spirit of Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon Park (2005) or Moscow Zaryadye Park (2018) appropriate, or instead smaller sequences of parks? Should parks be designed at ground level or are other spatial locations possible.

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This competition seeks to enhance the role of landscape architecture and the public realm in Australian cities. However, the competition does not restrict entry to registered landscape architects or those studying within landscape architecture programs. Instead the competition aims to inspire an open and dynamic dialogue between built environment disciplines, the broader community, government and the private sector.
An international panel of industry experts will judge the competition, with an exhibition of entries to be held at the Melbourne School of Design during October 2019. The competition winners will be announced as part of the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, to be held in Melbourne from Oct 10-13.
Finalists will be contacted in writing via their submitted contact details by 5pm Thursday 11th October, 2019. They will be invited to present their ideas (in person if already in Melbourne or by Skype) as part of the International Festival of Landscape Architecture on Friday 12th October. The overall winners will be announced at the closing of the Festival (Saturday 13th October) . The finalist presentations will not form part of the judging process.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Art.
  • Design.
  • Urban design.
  • Architecture.
  • Landscape architecture.
  • Environmental planning.
  • Ecology.
  • Environmental engineering.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Competition Period ends 12.00pm on 1 August,2019.
Winner Notification will be on Thursday 11th October, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • This single stage competition is open to established and emerging designers (tertiary students) of the built and natural environment disciplines (for example: landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, environmental planning and ecology, environmental engineering).
  • Proposals are asked to address the challenge in two ways:
    • Make the Space:
      Restricted to a 10 km radius of Melbourne’s city centre, designers must present a rationale (speculative or other) for the location and configuration of their proposed public open space/s. Strategies for procuring land such as amalgamation, demolition, repurposing, redefining and re zoning should be considered.
    • Design the Place:
      What is the role of the park in 2050? Designers must present the aesthetic, civic and ecological attributes of their scheme, and highlight how these attributes respond to the challenges facing Melbourne in the mid twenty first century.
  • No professional qualification is required for entry.
  • Submissions can be made as individuals or teams.
  • Faculty, students, and employees from judging panel organizations are entitled to enter, so long as the work is produced without the knowledge of any jury member.
  • Judging panel members, and their spouses/partners, along with the creative directors of the International Festival of Landscape Architecture are not eligible to enter.
  • Any materials submitted by an entrant via the Competition including but not limited to responses, comments, written material, presentations, recordings, video, blogs, images and prototypes.
  • If entrants under the age of 18 are eligible to enter this Competition, they must have the consent of their parent or guardian to enter the Competition.
  • No budgetary limit is imposed.

Opportunity Cost


  • Professional and tertiary (international):
    Up to AUD $20,000 to be allocated as prizes

    • First-place Winner will receive an award to the value of AUD$15,000 (inclusive of all taxes).
    • Second-place Winner will receive an award to the value of AUD$5,000 (inclusive of all taxes).

Each entrant is responsible for their own travel and other costs associated with entering the Competition.

How to Apply

First Step: Entrants must submit the following high resolution drawings through the submission portal.
– For Professional and Tertiary Requirement:

  • 2 x A1 panels portrait orientation (PDFs) + plan jpeg.
  • Panel 1: Establish the rationale for the location and configuration of the proposed open space/s. Emphasis on diagrams /drawings rather than text.
  • Panel 2: A focus on the proposed park’s role and qualities. Graphics should clearly communicate the intent and experience of the proposed open space. Image should include a compelling eye level view of the park.
  • Plan jpeg: Submit one plan image as a separate jpeg. This image should duplicate what is presented on the panel and may be used as part of an exhibition. It will not form part of the judging.
  • Text: A supporting statement under 400 words submitted independently from the panels. All text is to be in English. This text is to be saved as a PDF and include the project title, but with no mention of the project team or school. The text must be unjustified, left aligned and in Arial, font 12.
  • The official entry form: This online form can be accessed via the competition website and will list the author or team of the project and the project title.

– Digital files:

  • PDF files of posters must have a 300 dpi resolution and the size of the file shall be a maximum size of 20 MB. Larger files will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of the authors/teams to guarantee that the final images and files are in the size and resolution adequate to their reading.
  • Entries will be judged anonymously. There must be no identifying information (that is, information that identifies individuals, organizations, schools, groups, or firms associated with the entry) on the images, in the image file names, or in the accompanying statement, or text.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Hesham Galal / Egypt
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