The Industrial Garden
Pocket Park Design Competition

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A stepping stone into the landscape design industry

SVC is proud to host the 2018 Pocket Park Design Competition: The Industrial Garden.

Entrants were required to submit a landscape design for a new pocket park to be constructed at SVC Thomastown. Predominantly a Civil product distribution centre, the new pocket park is intended to showcase SVC’s Urban product offerings, and inject some green space into a primarily industrial area within the City of Whittlesea.

The competition was open to all Victoria-based students and recent graduates in the courses of architecture, landscape architecture and landscape design. Entrants were encouraged to design with aesthetics, innovation and sustainability in mind, bringing together a balance of soft and hard landscaping that is appropriate for the site.

The official competition webpage can be found at https://svc.com.au/competition.

Competition Info Night

Held on Thursday 17 May, the Industrial Garden Info Night was a fantastic opportunity for attendees to gain exclusive insights from the panel of judges. Bruce Grogan kicked off the night by introducing SVC and the competition’s detailed design brief, followed by Adrian Napoleone from the City of Whittlesea who shared council design considerations as well as previous park projects. Tim Fitzgerald from Fitzgerald Frisby Landscape Architects shared previous experiences from other design competitions and spoke about the importance of designing for a project to be built, and Andrew Smith from Warners Nurseries closed the night with advice on plant selection for specific sites and climates.

Competition Open Day

Following the Info Night, the Industrial Garden Open Day was held at SVC Thomastown on Friday 18 May. Competition entrants were welcomed to view the pocket park site in person and gain an understanding of the site in context.

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