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Canopy: Melbourne Green Roof Forum brings together people to share their passion, ideas and experience greening our cities through green roofs, walls and other green urban infrastructure.
This Canopy session we ask:
Is good health just a façade? 720 Bourke Street - Tour of beauty
Venue: Platform 28 Bar, 82 Village Street (cnr Bourke St), Docklands - Opposite the 720 Bourke Street (Medibank Building) green wall.
We have been provided with a rare opportunity at this next Canopy to get up close and personal with the much anticipated 720 Bourke Street green walls, facades and roofs. Completed in 2014, both the building and the workplace incorporate thousands of plants. There are 520 in modular planter boxes on the facade, as well as two 25-metre high street-facing green walls.
Firstly we will hear from our speakers Matt Mackay, Practice Leader, Landscape Architecture at Hassell and Julian Charlesworth, Property Development Manager at Cbus. They will tell us about the philosophy for the buildings deliberate design to be 'hardwired for health' including why greenery in particular was considered so important.
.....we will be taken on a tour of the building's green walls and facades by design and installation company Fytogreen.
Q & A and Open Mic session to follow. Prizes given to the best question or Open Mic!
This Canopy session is proudly supported by Fytogreen.
Finger food will be served and drinks will be available to purchase at the bar.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The venue is located in Docklands, public transport or cycling is your best bet. If you need to drive there is a car park at 717 Bourke Street (Interpark) for $10.
Is my ticket/registration transferrable?
Yes, we have a maximum number of people who can attend the event but we don't mind who the attendees are. If you cannot attend, please cancel your tickets in Eventbrite so others can.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, we can check with just your name and don't want to waste paper.
Is food provided?
Finger food will be available to snack on.
When & Where
City of Melbourne
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