The exhibit takes the audience on a ‘cool line’ journey through models of a walkable urban landscape.
It explores future scenarios for north-west Melbourne, using models of landscape design, architecture and urban design that combine green spaces and infrastructure with existing city infrastructure. These design interventions occupy and connect existing fragmented, green space and help to improve the urban climate, while a network of cooling innovations allow continuous and protected pedestrian access through public spaces.
The exhibition was officially launched on Thursday 12 March, with speakers from the collaborating organisations, demonstrating the multi-sector and multidisciplinary collaboration. Speakers included Shane Murray (Dean of Monash Art, Design and Architecture), Ben Furmage (CEO, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities/Water Sensitive Cities Institute), Candace Jordan (Sustainability Officer, City of Melbourne), and Markus Jung and Maud Cassaignau from (Research Project Leader, Monash Art, Design and Architecture).
Listen to a little of what they had to say on our video here.