Now accepting submissions to LAGI 2018!
On this page you'll find the design brief, supplemental downloads, and complete terms & conditions for LAGI 2018.
Download the Complete Design Guidelines PDF Document
This PDF contains the Design Brief, an illustrative site plan, and background information.
Design Site Boundary ZIP File
This 78 MB folder contains detailed site information in DWG, PDF, and AI formats.
3D Model of Surrounding Buildings 3DS
This 90 MB file contains a model of some of the surrounding buildings. It is not up to date (you will need to reference the Design Site Boundary DWG to model some of the more recent buildings yourself). This is the original file in 3DS format that has been generously provided by the City of Port Phillip.
3D Model of Surrounding Buildings DWG
This 260 MB file contains a model of some of the surrounding buildings. If you do not have 3DS, you can reference this DWG version of the same file.
Photos ZIP File
This 2 GB folder contains photos and panoramas from all around the design site.
Supporting Documents ZIP File
This 56 MB folder contains meteorological data for wind, tides, etc. along with helpful reference documents and strategic plans of the City of Port Phillip, the City of Melbourne, and the State of Victoria.
High Resolution Site Plan
This 400 MB folder contains a high resolution tiff file of the site (Coordinated Imagery Program Photography) courtesy of the State of Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, 2017.
Terms & Conditions
Complete Terms & Conditions PDF
A QUALIFIED ENTRY TO THE LAGI 2018 DESIGN COMPETITION MUST:
- Consist of a three dimensional sculptural form that has the ability to stimulate and challenge the minds of visitors to the site.
The work should aim to solicit contemplation from viewers on such broad ideas as ecological systems, human habitation and development, energy and resource generation and consumption, energy storage, and/or other concepts at the discretion of the design team;
- Capture energy from nature, convert it into electricity, and have the ability to store, and/or transform and transmit the electrical power to a grid connection point to be designed by others.
Consideration should be made for artfully housing electrical equipment within the project boundary and restricting access to those areas for the safety of visitors to the site;
- Not generate greenhouse gas emissions or other forms of environmental pollution.
Each entry must provide a brief (approx. 300 words) environmental assessment as a part of the written description in order to determine the effects of the project on natural ecosystems and to outline a strategy to mitigate any foreseeable issues;
- Be pragmatic and constructible, and employ technology that can be scalable and tested.
There is no limit on the type of technology or the proprietary nature of the technology that is specified.
It is recommended that the design team make an effort to engage the owners of proprietary technology in preliminary dialogue as a part of their own research and development of the design entry;
- Be designed as a permanent installation that will serve as a contemporary, relevant, and lasting cultural attractor that provides a recognizable image to bolster local character and be proudly associated with the place;
- Be accessible to the public 24 hours per day and 365 days per year to provide multifaceted opportunities within a variety of spaces for recreation, events, and interaction;
- Be compatible with the masterplan provision for 200 car parking spaces within the site boundary (they are planned to be below grade);
- Be well informed by a thorough understanding of the history, geography, details of the design site, and the broader contexts of St Kilda, the City of Port Phillip, Melbourne, and the State of Victoria;
- Be safe to people who would view it.
Consideration must be made for viewing areas, accessibility, and boundaries between public and any restricted areas;
- Be designed specifically to the constraints of the design site at St Kilda Triangle as shown in the Location Plan (link) and annotated in the Design Guidelines document (link), and be consistent with the Port Phillip City Council's endorsed master plan for the site (link)
Proposals may extend overhead beyond the site boundary to the centerline of adjacent street right of ways, respecting the surrounding infrastructure (lighting, power lines, street trees, etc.);
- Must not exceed 20 meters in height, with the possible exception of one tall feature, which may rise to no more than 100 meters in height and the top of which shall not consume more than 400 m2 of the site when viewed in plan;
- Respect the community's desire to maintain views from the Esplanade of St Kilda Beach and the Port Phillip Bay horizon;
- Use English language for all text and metric scale.