Winners Announced:
Pocket Park Design Competition

//Winners Announced:
Pocket Park Design Competition

Emerging talent from Victoria’s landscape students and graduates

On Friday 29 June, we announced the winners of The Industrial Garden: SVC’s Pocket Park Design Competition. Prizes were awarded in three categories – Best Use of Plants, Most Innovative Design and the Grand Prize.

Before we announce the winning projects, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all competition entrants who took time out of their busy work and study schedules to design, budget for and produce their submissions. Hosting this competition has been a thrilling and humbling experience for SVC, and we marvel at the level of dedication and passion that these students and graduates possess for their craft. The future looks very promising for Victoria’s landscape design industry.

We would like to acknowledge our competition partners and judges – Adrian Napoleone, Team Leader of Parks Development at the City of Whittlesea, Tim Fitzgerald, Director and Landscape Architect at Fitzgerald Frisby Landscape Architecture and Andrew Smith, Key Account Manager at Warners Nurseries.┬áTheir keen participation in this initiative is a testament to their commitment to the growth and improvement of the landscape industry, and their generosity in sharing their professional insights has been extremely rewarding for all participants involved.

Best Use of Plants

Ros Chatfield's design submission won the Best Use of Plants award.

Design by Ros Chatfield, Graduate of Melbourne University’s Certificate of Landscape Design

Ros’ submission was selected by the judges to demonstrate the best selection of plants that worked well in combination as well as in response to the existing site environment.

Most Innovative Design

The Lunch Factory by Benjamin Horne, Graduate of RMIT’s Master of Landscape Architecture

Benjamin’s submission was awarded for its demonstration of innovative thinking outside the box, sustainable practices and a well-conceptualised use of space within the proposed boundaries.

Grand Prize

Out Show by Jasjit Singh Banga, Graduate of RMIT’s Master of Landscape Architecture

Jasjit’s submission was chosen as the winning entry which will be constructed at SVC Thomastown as a new pocket park and breakout space. Jasjit’s design was selected as it demonstrated the best combination of design creativity, useability of the space for staff and customers, application of soft and hard landscaping and practicality for construction and ongoing maintenance.

Gallery of Submissions

Click to view the design submissions below.