Melbourne Walking Tour: Vertical Melbournism – A critical appraisal of recent tall buildings in Central Melbourne
Melbourne is currently the fastest growing city in Australia and is on track to build as many tall buildings in 10 years, as in the preceding 60 years. Taller, skinnier, closer. While public debate focuses on form, aesthetics and the impressive growing skyline, it is important to take stock of recent tall buildings, and engage with them from the most important perspective - the human scale. What do we as citizens make of the contribution of these buildings to our city? What tools can we employ to measure and test their success and learn for future generations?
Ticketed event: (RRP $49) $30 with code ONSITE
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David Pryor is an experienced architect and urban designer. He was project architect for a series of award-winning buildings at ARM before moving to the City of Melbourne as a Senior Urban Designer. David now runs Place Design Studio, advancing urban design through a combination of commissions, teaching, research and volunteering. His engagement with urban culture has included leading several different central-city walking tours.
Esther Deutscher is a registered architect who runs her own practice, Social Design + Architecture. She is interested in how the built environment affects behaviour within space, and directs her work within residential, office and institutional typologies towards outcomes that promote connection and collaboration. She is also a co-director of Melbourne Architours which aims to decode the development of Melbourne, and encourages people to become active critical citizens of their city.