Green Roof Competition

The competition encouraged innovative ways of incorporating rooftop gardens and walls into building design. Prizes up to $10,000 in value were up for grabs as an incentive.

The City of Greater Geelong and Deakin University have been working together to rejuvenate the city’s landscape through the Green Roof Competition.

Incorporating gardens on our city’s rooftops helps rejuvenate the landscape making the spaces liveable, sustainable and more productive. Geelong’s north facing aspect and low-terraced skyline makes our city uniquely placed to become a national leader in green roofs.

The competition invited commercial building owners to explore innovative ways of incorporating rooftop gardens throughout Geelong.  Students from Deakin University’s Landscape Architecture Masters program have assisted with the green roof designs and residents were invited to vote for a ‘People’s Choice Award’ for the garden designs.

The designs were exhibited for the month of January 2017 at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Little Malop Street, Geelong.

There were six entrants registered in the competition:

  1. The Black Shed, North Geelong

  2. GMHBA, Central Geelong

  3. TAC, Central Geelong

  4. T&G Building, Central Geelong

  5. A tenanted warehouse space, Newtown

  6. Barwon Water, Central Geelong  

Congratulations to the following students whose garden designs were judged:

Overall Winner:  Eric Tran (TAC rooftop) 
Commendations:   Ada Luo (TAC rooftop) and Aspect – Barwon Water (certificate only issued)
Flash of Brilliance Awards:   Ruby Gulland (The Black Shed rooftop), Vy Nguyen (GMHBA rooftop) and Shivani Bhatnagar (Newtown Warehouse rooftop)
People's Choice Award:   Yaswanth Chandra Kanduri (T&G and TAC rooftops)

The Green Roof Competition was driven by Future Proofing Geelong and supported by Cleantech Innovations Geelong. The Overall Winner of the design phase received a $300 book voucher and the other student prize winners received a $150 book voucher.

Competition entrants (the commercial building occupants) are now installing their green roof spaces. Stay posted for updates on the progress of the installation of these brilliant and innovative designs.

Page last updated: Monday, 10 July 2017