CONGRATULATIONS

TO OUR FINALISTS OF THE SECRET GARDEN MELBOURNE IDEAS COMPETITION

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“The calibre of entries was very impressive. The three finalists presented innovative concepts that were beautifully detailed, showed historic significance and told a story, as well as demonstrating how to transform an underutilised space into a inviting area that will enrich that lives of residents, workers and visitors to Melbourne’s CBD.”

- Jack Merlo

Showcase your innovative design talent by transforming a grey CBD space into a thriving garden activatioN

Melbourne is known as one of the most liveable cities in the world and has suffered tremendously from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As we look to the future and the recovery of our great city, it is crucial to invest time and resources into initiatives that can support its economical and social recovery.

This is a unique opportunity to put your creative stamp on the city of Melbourne to brighten the lives of residents, workers and visitors to the CBD whilst working with some of the best in the industry to make your ideas come to life.

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THE BRIEF

Come and see these ideas at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show. Each concept will have its own display for out finalists showcase. The winner will be selected on Day 1 and the People’s Choice Competition will be running for the duration of the show.

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FINALISTS

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REPARIAN by Francesca Sanguinetti and Jeanette Stoffregren

Monash University

Inspired by old stepping stones that once allowed people to cross the Yarra River where Queens Bridge now stretches, this design restores and enhances these stepping stones to include a range of larger public spaces just off the esplanade path along the river. Some areas hold secret gardens to allow for quiet contemplation, while others encourage activity and play.

NORTHBANK WONDERLAND by Megan Chatterton

University of Melbourne

This design features a series of archway structures built from reclaimed reo mesh, with an irrigated geotextile green wall system made up of sensorially interesting species. Each archway supports a range of hanging seats and swings, allowing visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in green and momentary escape

THE BRIEF

YARRA WALK NEW BATMAN PARK by Shirley Guo, Mason Mo, Duke Wang and Yiqi Dong

University of Melbourne

Yarra Walk New Batman Park by Shirley Guo, Mason Mo, Duke Wang and Yiqi Dong (University of Melbourne) – To help deviate pedestrians from busy traffic and allow them to enjoy gardens, railways and the river from different heights and angles, this design creates a series of elevated modules connected by an elevated walkway. These modules are assembled in clusters, allowing for walk through galleries, private spaces, water interaction, immersive greenery and more.

THE BRIEF

Northbank Wonderland

REPARIAN by Francesca Sanguinetti and Jeanette Stoffregren

Inspired by old stepping stones that once allowed people to cross the Yarra River where Queens Bridge now stretches, this design restores and enhances these stepping stones to include a range of larger public spaces just off the esplanade path along the river. Some areas hold secret gardens to allow for quiet contemplation, while others encourage activity and play.

Yarra Walk
New Batman Park

NORTH WONDERLAND by Megan Chatterton

This design features a series of archway structures built from reclaimed reo mesh, with an irrigated geotextile green wall system made up of sensorially interesting species. Each archway supports a range of hanging seats and swings, allowing visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in green and momentary escape

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YARRA WALK NEW BATMAN PARK by Shirley Guo, Mason Mo, Duke Wang and Yiqi Dong

Yarra Walk New Batman Park by Shirley Guo, Mason Mo, Duke Wang and Yiqi Dong (University of Melbourne) – To help deviate pedestrians from busy traffic and allow them to enjoy gardens, railways and the river from different heights and angles, this design creates a series of elevated modules connected by an elevated walkway. These modules are assembled in clusters, allowing for walk through galleries, private spaces, water interaction, immersive greenery and more.

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