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Melbourne Unbuilt

Icon Tower - Tom Kovak

Pacific Central by ARM

Melbourne Unbuilt is an exploration of ideas in architecture over 50 years, of concepts that never materialised by which are made visible through drawings, models and maps.

Beginning 17th July, pick up an ipod from the NDC at Federation Square and take a walking tour of Melbourne as it could have been. Check out Federation Square as proposed by Denton Corker Marshall and Shane Murray (both 1996); Roy Grounds’ copper clad Arts Centre Spire (1960); Edmond and Corrigan’s pyramid proposed for the State Library Competition (1986); and Daryl Jackson’s scheme to create the Venice of Melbourne (1988).

A Panel discussion will take place at BMW Edge on the 23rd July – for more information or to book tickets visit the NDC website here

Top image: Tom Kovak – Icon Tower
Bottom image: ARM Architects – Pacific Central


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Vertical Garden

Vertical Garden

Melbourne is set to recieve its own little piece of paradise in the city.

Created by renowned French artist and scientist Patrick Blanc, the soil-less garden injects biodiversity into the built environment in a burst of beauty.

A man-made garden will transform Melbourne Central shopping destination into a vertical, verdant field.

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Index in Copenhagen

Design to Improve Life

The international design award, INDEX, stages its first major exhibition outside Denmark for the Melbourne International Design Festival.

Dotted around Federation Square will be 70 acrylic bubbles, each one a showcase for products and projects from all disciplines of design.

For more information visit

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Australian Poster Annual

'Waiting for a Rainbow' Marie Schultz
Entries close: 19 June 2008
Designers everywhere are invited to participate in the 4th Australian Poster Annual. Absorb the brief and present your response as poster artwork. Thousands of people will see, discuss, smile, debate, think, object and wonder at the multitude of meanings captured in such a precise and structured form.

The Brief: ‘Strength in Numbers’

Your poster artwork will be an interpretation of the saying, Strength in Numbers. The Festival Manifesto provides some examples of this saying.

You can choose to interpret one of the examples provided or interpret the saying in some other way. The choice is yours.

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2008 Program Announced!

We are pleased to announce the Melbourne International Design Festival’s program of events. Visit for more information.

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