Future Cities

Aug 20, 2009
  • Article by Online Editor

Tom Morgan, a 5th year student at RMIT, was announced the winner of the HP Cityscape 2020 competition earlier this month. The competition invited architectural students and new architectural professionals to submit their vision of the Australian city skyline in the year 2020.

Entries were judged on their originality, presentation, inspiration and execution, as well as environmental sustainability, local relevance and future city planning vision.

Morgan’s entry, entitled ‘Broken + Remade’, envisioned a city fractured by war in the Gulf and the collapse of the transport network. He portrayed a city of dense agglomerations surrounded by farms on former suburban land. High-rise buildings were topped with swaying turbines, and former carparks were used for water storage.

At the awards, Shane Lucas, Director of HP Graphic Arts South Pacific, commended the creativity of the participants, who “demonstrated lateral thinking and presented ingenious portraits of Australia in the year 2020.”

Second and third prizes were awarded to Ian Robertson from University NSW, and Jas Johnston from Melbourne University.

The awards were judged by Shane Lucas, Director of HP Graphic Arts, South Pacific; Paul Berkemeier, Architect and National Councillor, Australian Institute of Architects; and Tom Kovac, Professor of Architecture, RMIT.

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