Held as part of the annual State of Design festival, the Reinvention of Punt Road workshop brought together prominent players who define the urban design direction of Melbourne.
In the four-hour session, six separate groups tackled specific sections of the notorious eye-saw. The resulting design directions were as varied as the experience of the participants. Naturally, some groups proposed a cut-and-cover approach to concealment. While others confidently re-diverted traffic creating human-scale develop. All of the six groups created thought-provoking suggestions to improve the visual aesthetic and design function of this much maligned stretch of road. With government and development stakeholders present it is hoped that the workshop will led to a deliberate and planned approached to reinvigorate Punt Road.
We might even see a Punt Paradise in the near future – watch this space!