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Innovate / Situate 2018 - Student Design Prize

Lismore Quadrangle

The Quadrangle is calling out for aspiring Southern Cross art, design and engineering students to create dynamic, sustainable, playful and innovative structures to be installed in the new open-air cultural precinct in the middle of Lismore.

Details

Availability: Completed

Time required: 7 hours per week

Duration: 10 weeks

Location:
Keen Street
Lismore
New South Wales
Australia

Requires face to face contact: Yes

Overview

Aims

Students will work in teams to submit their designs for this temporary Pavilion. The winning team will then have the opportunity to build their structure as part of the summer program in the Quad. As part of the design process, students will be mentored by Southern Cross University staff from Engineering, Art and Design, and the Enterprise Lab.

The Design Brief:

• Design a temporary Pavilion using recycled/upcycled materials.
• The Pavilion must be able to create a space for groups of people to walk through and sit under.
• The structure should be open and must provide shaded light and space from the sun.
• The structure needs to be weather resistant for at least 3 months.
• Fit for purpose structure which has structural integrity.
• Provides shade.

Design teams will be mentored to develop:

• A description of your proposed structure.
• A sketch or reference imagery of your proposed structure.
• How your structure meets the above criteria.
• What recycled materials you will be using to create your structure.

The successful submission will be chosen by a panel of industry professionals. Students will then work with the Quad Placemaking Officer to further develop the design ready for installation in October. There is a budget of $5000 to construct and install the winning design. Selected students will meet to form design teams on the July 24. Design submissions due Friday August 31.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST by Friday July 20.

* Design Team Submissions Due: Friday August 31.

The successful submission will be chosen by a panel of industry professionals. They will then work with the Quad Placemaking Officer to further develop the design ready for installation in October. Students whose submission may not win, have the opportunity to work on the winning submissions project for professional experience.

Selection Panel:

Brent McAlister: Director of Sustainable Development Lismore City Council
Dominic Finlay-Jones: Founding Principle Dominic Finlay Jones Architects
Jane Fullerton: Director Fullerton Creative Landscape Architects
Dr Stephen Garrett: Head of Art and Design, Southern Cross University
Ben Garnock: Lecturer, School of Engineering, Southern Cross University

Outcomes

The overriding purpose of this project is to test different ways that the precinct can be utilised by audiences, children, and the general public. The project is also interested in profiling sustainable materials and practices, creating micro venues and spaces to re-purpose the use of the site and provide shade during the hot summer months.

The longer term vision for this project it to experiment with what structures might be built permanently built by Lismore City Council in the site in the future.

Needs to be addressed

Need to create shade in summer at the Lismore Quadrangle using a creative approach that fits with the placemaking vision.

Benefits to students

The winning team will then have the opportunity to build their structure as part of the summer program in the Quad. As part of the design process, students will be mentored by Southern Cross University staff from Engineering and Art and Design, as well as the Enterprise Lab.

Southern Cross University is also supporting the winning design team with a material fee:
$5,000 - this is a flat fee to deliver the project in its entirety including materials.

Requirements

Southern Cross University

Student design teams, support from the School of Environment Science and Engineering and the School of Arts and Social Sciences, as well as the Enterprise Lab.

Southern Cross University is also supporting the winning design team with a material fee:
$5,000 - this is a flat fee to deliver the project in its entirety including materials.

Partner

The Quadrangle to provide:
• Volunteers to assist with install
• Advice on design development
• Budget and installation advice as required from the Placemaking Officer