Jury’s Statement :
A total of fifty-three submissions were received on 29 September 2014, including 5 videos, and most submissions directly considered the functional brief and assessment criteria. The jury received digital files seven days prior to the closed judging session at the Moorabbin Arts Centre. The process involved short listing the entries into the top three submissions for further review and discussion of the assessment criteria. After vigorous debate regarding the entries the winner was awarded. The jury would like to thank and congratulate all entrants for their contribution to the future of Moorabbin Junction.
STREET 14 IDEAS COMPETITION
WINNER – First Prize – $20,000-tyrrellstudioEasy Street by tyrrellstudio is a combination of physical and social strategies that leverage the community and retail maturation of Moorabbin Junction off Taylor Street. Within a considered site plan that addressed all functional requirements, the complex role of the Street as a flexible, changing place in which we all participate was at the forefront of the submission. Three strategic moves arrange the new city form in order to generate small scale spinoffs for Moorabbin Junction, and three tactical moves encourage the emergence of local engagement with the City of Kingston.Easy Street thinks big and small at the same time, and created robust discussion about the tension between traditional capital-heavy improvement schemes and programmatic approaches based on social capital that will change the fabric of Moorabbin Junction from the ground-up. The jury was particularly impressed by the sleeved retail interface of the Woolworths site with Taylor Street that provides a logical demonstration of how commercial sustainability, grain and active edges are paramount to public life.
Jury:Mark Frisby, Emma Appleton, Peter Boyle, Lorrae Wild, Wes Fleming and Urmi Buragohain, Jury Facilitation: Martin Reeves, Karsha Dickinson, Aidan Mullen
Image Credit 1: Mark Tyrrell with the tyrrellstudio scheme on the awards night at Kingston City Art Centre.Image Credit 2: One of the panels from the winning tyrrellstudio scheme.