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Grid, Corridor & Field: Exhibition of proposals for a sustainable Melbourne

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 22nd, 2009

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Ninety percent of the infrastructure that will exist in 2020 is already built. As measures to combat global warming are debated in parliaments around the world, three Masters of Architecture design studios from the University of Melbourne have interrogated what roles our existing cities and buildings may play in a low-carbon future.

Opening Night – Tuesday 23 June 2009 @ 6pm

Two leaders in the fields of Architecture and Urban Design will open the exhibition; Prof. Rob Adams, Director of Design and Urban Environment at the City of Melbourne and Prof. Tom Kvan, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning at the University of Melbourne.

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Tuesday 23 June 2009 to the 29th of June
The Open Space Gallery @ Eckersley’s, 97 Franklin Street Melbourne.
Open times during Eckersleys opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 9-6pm,
Sat: 11-5pm,
Sun: 12-4pm.

Grid, Corridor & Field is a response to the urban planning and design challenges facing Melbourne. Over the last three months, 45 Master of Architecture students from the Melbourne School of Design have developed an engaging array of visionary propositions to shed light on the critical questions confronting the life and design of our city. The idea of ‘Transforming Melbourne’ has been gaining media coverage of late and engages the public in helping create a vision for our city. The visions of each studio are just some that attempt to address climate change, urban sprawl adaptability and the ills that go with inequality and vulnerability to change.

The exhibition is proudly supported by the University of Melbourne, the City of Melbourne, VEIL (Victorian Eco Innovation Lab) and Atlantis water management products.

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