Ranked the world’s most liveable city by The Economist for seven years running, Melbourne has experienced unprecedented growth as it becomes home to an increasingly diverse demographic.
As the population grows and lifestyles change and evolve, so too does the need for considered development that is designed for current and future generations. Beyond Melbourne, cities are beginning to display positive efforts of future-proofing by utilising big data and employing smart interventions. Architects, designers and engineers play an ever-important role in being able to shape communities and optimise lifestyles. Contextualised, these solutions tend to be climatically and culturally specific, adding layers onto the richness of a city’s past.
However, the questions remain; How do we future proof Melbourne? How do we ensure the viability of life through exponential growth? How do we apply global inspiration while accounting for the local?
Beulah International, an international and award-winning property pioneer, engages with these ideas in all their projects. With a focus on living spaces, they are in the business of building healthy and sustainable communities.
In their latest project, Southbank by Beulah, they have invited six teams of the world's leading architectural firms to propose architectural designs that engage in this conversation. At the 'Future Cities' symposium, each firm will communicate their vision for Southbank by Beulah which will set new trajectories for communities of the future.
Poised to be a discussion on the future of the proposed site and the city beyond, each of the symposium's key speakers will bring their unique thinking to the event.
WOLF D. PRIX
DESIGN PRINCIPAL & CEO,
With Cox Architecture
MANAGING PARTNER-ARCHITECT, OMA
with Conrad Gargett
PARTNER, BJARKE INGELS GROUP
With Fender Katsalidis
PRINCIPAL PARTNER & FOUNDER,
With Elenberg Fraser
With Woods Bagot
FInd out more about our speakers and their firms through our International Archi-tours,
where we visited each studio to learn more about their process and approach to architecture.
400 CITY ROAD
SOUTHBANK VIC 3006
FRI 27TH JULY 2018
Registration from 12pm
Route 12 (to St Kilda), stop 126
Route 96 (to St Kilda), stop 126
Route 109 (to Port Melb), stop 126
Walking distance to Southern Cross Station
Bus Route 234 (to Garden City), stop 652
Street parking available on Cecil & Whiteman St
For ticket enquiries:
Fruitbowl Productions 1300 663 450
Southbank by Beulah aspires to be a project that offers immense public benefit to the local and wider community. Upon completion, the site will become a local facility to live, work and play in; offering a wide selection of amenity for a diverse range of users. Read about why we are keen to help develop communities of the future.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does priority-seating mean?
Priority seating is a dedicated area closer to the stage. Priority seating ticket holders will also be eligible to skip ahead of general admission queues.
Do I need to print my tickets?
No, you will be sent a QR code closer to the event, which can be scanned on any mobile device.
Is seating reserved? How do I ensure I get a good seat?
Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
I can’t attend anymore. Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately we do not offer refunds on tickets if you are no longer able to attend. You may however, give your ticket to another individual to attend on your behalf.
Can I enter the symposium after the event starts?
If you are running late, you will only be granted access in between presentations. You will be required to wait in the foyer until an usher grants you access.
How do I find a program?
A program will be available 24 hours before the symposium. This will include what teams are presenting at what time. It is recommended that you attend the symposium for the entire duration to avoid disappointment.
Is food and beverage allowed?
Food and beverage is not allowed in the auditorium.
What will the presentation be like?
Each of the six teams will present their concepts for the Southbank by Beulah competition and discuss how their design style ties into the notion of Future Cities more broadly. Each team will be allocated a designated time slot. It’s guaranteed to be an educational and engaging experience.
Will there be anything else other than the presentations?
Attendees will have the opportunity to partake in an exciting and unique immersive experience prior to the symposium. The experience will run every five minutes, so please allow enough time before the symposium to experience it for yourself.
Is there an opportunity for networking?
There will be an opportunity for networking prior to the symposium commencing at 1pm; however throughout the duration of the symposium, there will be little to no network opportunities.
Will there be an open panel discussion?
Due to timing constraints, unfortunately there will not be an open panel discussion. If timing permits, there may be an opportunity for questions - please send one question to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify which team your question is for.
Can I meet the architects?
There will not be an opportunity to meet and greet with the architects due to the amount of event attendees.
Are there volunteer opportunities?
Yes, we would love for you to volunteer. Please email email@example.com for more information
What’s the cancellation policy?
Refunds will only be issued should the event be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please refer to the ticketing T&Cs for more information.
Is there parking at the venue?
There is limited paid street parking available. Please refer to our transport guide (above) for more information.
Is there a discount for group bookings?
Yes for bookings of 20 or more, please contact the ticket organiser Fruitbowl Productions on firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 663 450