Saturday 11 February, 10am–12pm
Learn about the stories, ideas and policy decisions behind some of Melbourne’s most significant urban public spaces and buildings.
Insightful, expert-led tour guided by Jill Garner (Victorian Government Architect, OVGA) and Hamish Lyon (Director, NH Architecture) will reveal the stories, ideas and policy decisions behind some of Melbourne’s most significant urban public spaces and buildings. A wide range of best practice architectural and urban design projects will be discussed on this summer stroll.
Beginning at Docklands where the 2015 MPavillion designed by AL_A now lives, the tour will traverse south of the CBD towards Margaret Court Arena, stopping along the way at Mission to Seafarers, Federation Square, Birrarung Marr and more.
The tour focusses on how large-scale and design-led ‘civic infrastructure’ projects invest in the long-term future of the city. Jill and Hamish will also speak to the importance of ‘designing policy for people’, pointing to examples of where modest (at times) yet impactful lobbying for changes to planning policy have successfully instigated long-lasting contributions to our city.
Free, bookings required. Registration opens 12pm Tuesday 24 January.
Supported by the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government.