Design for an Active City competition

Recently a team of FMSA staffers designed an installation for the Design for an Active Cities Competition taking place as a part of the 2011 State of Design Festival.  This competition seeks to activate the northern pedestrian section of the Collins Street Bridge as it spans Wurundjeri Way, connecting Docklands and the Melbourne CBD.

Our team designed a digital intervention for the site, bringing life and purpose to what is a sterile and dead site. Engaging with pedestrian’s sense of sight and sound, threefold is an interactive installation. Using digital technology including QR Codes, users are given snippets of sound from popular open spaces and attractions throughout Melbourne CBD, encouraging users to explore the city more.

The installation also proposes the use of digital and physical street art throughout the shelter, bringing the essence of Melbourne’s street art culture to the Docklands.

Judging for the Design for Active Cities Competition is under way with the winner announced and exhibition beginning 25 July.