A design competition will allow multi-disciplinary teams to re-imagine the Point Grey foreshore, an area on Victoria’s Surf Coast. At this point in time, the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) is seeking expressions of interest for the Point Grey – Lorne Redevelopment Design Competition.
Located just over a kilometre west of Lorne, the site of Point Grey is approximately 1.7 hectares in size. Current facilities include the Lorne Aquatic and Angling Club (LAAC), the Lorne Pier, the former fishing co-op building, and a public toilet and car park.
The competition is seeking “a creative design, encouraging vibrant activity within an exciting public realm which will entice visitors to stop, spend and stay”.
Up to four teams will be selected from the expressions of interest. These shortlisted teams will be invited to participate in a single-stage design competition.
From here, a winner will be selected who will then deliver design services through to completion, pending planning approval.
The Point Grey design competition follows a number of research papers, workshops, community consultations and public initiatives. Of particular importance is the Precinct Masterplan November 2015, prepared by Tract Consulting and GORCC. The plan aims to “strengthen the valued elements of Point Grey, such as its natural beauty, rich history and rugged character and create a place that focuses on people”.
Expressions of interest are due by 21 December 2017, and will be judged by Mauro Baracco (Baracco Wright); Kristin Green (KGA); Bronwen Hamilton (OVGA); Richard Davies (GORCC); and John Wardle (John Wardle Architects).
Competition documents can be accessed here.