Brisbane PARK(ing) Day 2015 winners
On Friday 18 September 2015 Brisbane City Council proudly supported PARK(ing) Day for the first time.
The annual worldwide event saw 22 teams, including architecture and planning firms, creative organisations and community groups transform 32 car park spaces across the CBD, Fortitude Valley, South Brisbane and West End into temporary public parks and other spaces for people to enjoy.
The event celebrated our vibrant, creative and people-friendly city. Council would like to thank all teams and visitors who helped make the day such a success.
The quality of PARKs was high, so the judging panel added three highly commended awards to the swag of awards for the day.
Judges’ Award for Best PARK
Awarded to BVN for ‘An office on the street’ (PARK 4).
BVN employees worked in this custom-built office on the street throughout the day. The modular-designed office space created a seamless connection with the kerb at street-level, had connected power, laptop and phone charging stations, free wi-fi, desks, comfortable seating and a mini library. The PARK demonstrated flexible working at its best and created a unique opportunity for employees to engage with the community, as they dropped into their on-street office as they passed by.
People’s Choice Award
Awarded to QUT Planning Students Association for ‘Urban Beach’ (PARK 14).
This PARK received the most number of votes from the community via our online competition. Students moved in nearly one tonne of sand to create a pop-up beach on the street complete with beach umbrellas, hammocks, deck chairs and even a blow-up wading pool. Passers-by were encouraged to relax and join in games of beach volley ball and frisbee.
Judges’ Highly Commended Awards
- Arkhefield for No Parking Putt Putt (PARK 6): a creative putt-putt course built in each of the letters contained in ‘NO PARKING’.
- Brisstyle for Crafting Outdoors (PARK 12): yarn-bombed furniture including tables, sun lounges, beach umbrellas and lamp shades and hands-on activities including pompom making.
- Architectus for Helping Hands (PARK 1): a hands-on star weaving workshop with all stars created on the day donated to the 1 Million Stars to End Violence Project by Maryann Talia Pau.
View the images of the winning PARKS as a slideshow, or view photos individually in the PARK(ing) Day Competition winners album in Council's Flickr account.