Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Urban bye-pass

Today I attended the final presentations of student landscape architects from RMIT on a project to improve the area underneath the Graham St overpass. Each of the students brought inventive and transformative ideas to this unlovely space by encouraging activity and improving the aesthetic. Many people have identified that lack of lighting makes them feel unsafe under the overpass. RMIT is exploring the use of a material that absorbs and then emits light - you can see a square of the material on trial here. I am very attached to those sailing boats but they weren't picked up as a theme in any of the presentations.

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