Entries have now closed for The Industrial Garden: Pocket Park Design Competition.
SVC Products is an Australian manufacturing company that supplies quality precast concrete products to clients in Civil Infrastructure and Urban Architecture. Located in the City of Whittlesea, SVC Thomastown is their northern distribution centre which primarily stocks Civil products for local builders, plumbers and civil construction contractors.
SVC Products is supplying an ever-increasing number of custom furniture products to open space projects throughout Australia. Their vision is to create a living space to showcase their capabilities in this field. The site has undergone major refurbishment in the past two years and the office and amenities will soon be renovated. There is currently a vacant outdoor area adjacent to the office at the Thomastown distribution centre, which has the potential to be transformed into a pocket park that adds green space into the largely industrial area.
SVC is inviting students and recent graduates with less than 2 years’ industry experience to submit a landscape design for the new pocket park. The park should showcase products from SVC’s Urban range, and provide an inviting outdoor space for staff and clients to enjoy meetings and lunch activities.
Students are encouraged to explore innovative ideas to bring together the overall aesthetics, functionality, sustainability and usability of the space.
The design must incorporate an entryway into the site office, which will be a glass-panelled sliding door.
Students may select paving materials from SVC’s G2 range, and other elements from the standard planter and furniture suites in the SVC Urban catalogue. Students may also design their own concrete furniture if desired. Examples of SVC’s previous bespoke work can be found in their project gallery.
Plants used in the design should be locally sourced. We recommend selecting from the range available at Warners Nurseries.
The proposed budget for the supply of all soft and hard materials for the pocket park is $45,000. This budget does not require the inclusion of construction and labour costs. You may submit a summary of your material costings, however this is not mandatory.
Below is a recommended breakdown of the material components of the budget:
- Paving: $5,000
- Plants: $5,000 to $10,000
- Concrete furniture: $20,000
- Lighting/other: $10,000
Competition Key Dates
- Entry is open to current students studying Landscape Architecture, Architecture or Landscape Design and recent graduates with less than 2 years of industry experience.
- Victoria-based applicants only.
- Each applicant may only submit one entry.
- Please ensure you have fully read and agree to the competition’s Terms & Conditions.