At the fore front of the upcoming Melbourne Design week run by the National Gallery of Victoria, artists will be looking at how we can better design city streets.
Melbournians are crying out for soft approaches to hard security to tackle CBD safety and the artistic community will have a chance to respond.
NGV’s, lead curator, Ewan McEoin says instances of people driving on footpaths with the intent of injuring people has changed the way people have viewed city streets.
‘… it opened up a challenge for urban designers, for how these things can be permanently embedded in the future, in a more subtle way,” he said.
Mr McEoin pointed out the importance of barriers having multiple purposes, whether it be seating or providing greenery with planters as space in the CBD is at a premium.
Australian Bollards commends the art community for their interest in shaping the city landscape as we highly value artistic design with our range of designer planters, bollards and street furniture.
Our VanGuard bollard range is just one example of how this can be achieved.
We urge that solutions presented at Melbourne Design week have a strong level of protection as well as aesthetic design for VBIED protection.
Artistry and engineering can seamlessly come together to provide beautiful, strong and practical protection for our city streets.