Melbourne Design Week Hackathon

Melbourne Design Week Hackathon

Our team joined forces with Grimshaw at this year’s Melbourne Design Week to compete in the cities Hackathon.

With 48 hours to develop a working prototype that responds to a civic resilience ‘refuge’ challenge, the idea was to use data differently to reposition refuge, places of quiet respite or temporary shelter.

The prototype aims to increase accessibility and activate opportunities for public refuge within the CBD. We can meet the increasing demand not currently met by public spaces by finding underutilised commercial spaces already nested within the CBD’s fabric, alongside privately owned sites, and unoccupied rooftops for potential uplift.

Starting the conversation with local councils and governments, these sorts of ideas can be implemented to make our cities better places for all.

Congratulations on the efforts of our team, Philip Belesky, Elina Wu, Hanny Paing, Ana Abram, Nick Griffin, and Yazid Ninsalam, alongside Grimshaw Architects’ Design Technology Team.


Photo by Kenneth Li



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