Point Grey Design Competition

Client: Great Ocean Road Coast Committee
Competition: EOI and single stage design competition
Winner: TBC

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The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) has invited multi-disciplinary teams to bring their creative ideas and inspiring design propositions to this prominent coastal site, which is of vital importance to both Lorne’s rich and layered past and to its economic future.

Located just over a kilometre west of the township, Point Grey is home to two buildings which have been of great importance to the Lorne community and to its wider tourism potential. These buildings are to be replaced and complimented with significant new public realm works, however their primary functions (as a restaurant, café, and as an aquatic and angling club) are to be retained with the new buildings to be re-imagined. Current at-grade car parking that is immediately north of the pier is to be significantly reduced and pushed back from the foreshore. The off-set parking is to be relocated to the north of the site, along with redesigned toilets and limited long-parking facilities. Together these primary design requirements will provide an unprecedented opportunity to creatively re-think Point Grey’s public open space and its relationship to buildings, the pier, the foreshore, town and hinterland.

This competition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create something truly unique and distinctive. The redevelopment will become a magnet for visitors and local alike, transforming Point Grey into an iconic important Victorian destination and recreational hub. Innovative build form and outstanding landscape architecture will combine with the location’s outstanding natural beauty. This will deliver the vision and mission making Point Grey as a destination to stop, spend and stay.