2013 Melbourne Design Awards - Key Dates

25 August 2013 - Extended close date
2 September 2013 - Judging
19 September 2013 - Finalists announced
15 October 2013 - Rating Closes
23 October 2013 - Awards Night
Best of the best - Winners list

Design Event

This award celebrates the leading design event conducted in Melbourne. It may be a single session or series of sessions and events under one design event umbrella.

The event must be designed specifically for the design community either professional or the design marketplace.

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Nominations in Category

Open House Melbourne 2013 - Open House Melbourne

Design Event

- Winner

Open House Melbourne aims to engage public to understand our city; its past, present and future. We do this through opening buildings of interest, providing information on the significance of each building, promoting design and explaining design concepts – and we make it FREE as design is for everyone. Open House Melbourne is an annual, free weekend-long event in July for Melburnians and visitors to learn more about and appreciate the architecture, urban design and design excellence of our city. The free Speaker Series, held in the lead up to the event weekend, allows the public to understand how discussions on architecture and design are framed by architects and designer, and most importantly to unveil the multitude of design processes that are implemented by architects to create our significant architectural buildings and creative spaces.

Grand Designs Live - Diverseified Exhibitions

Design Event


Grand Designs Live Melbourne was held for the first time in September 2012 but has already positioned itself as Australia’s most dynamic and innovative home design show, appealing to discerning, high income consumers looking to create their own ‘ Grand Design.’ An official extension of the extremely popular Grand Designs international television program, the consumer event brought the concept of innovation in design to life with essentially four home shows, in one extraordinary event. Despite a crowded Home Show market, Grand Designs Live was able to successfully differentiate itself from its competitors, highlighting the premium and bespoke nature of the exhibitors, sponsors and products. The show aimed to educate, excite and inspire design savvy visitors looking for inspiration and ideas to help them build, renovate or update their homes. Featuring a unique floor layout with distinct zones (building/renovations; kitchens/ bathrooms; interior design/soft furnishings; and gardens/outdoors), the show drew large enthusiastic Melbourne crowds eager to see UK and Australian celebrity hosts, and experience superior home design, bespoke materials and a premium product mix that was aspirational yet attainable. Ultimately the award winning show exceeded expectations and received glowing accolades from sponsors, exhibitors, the 28,000 visitors who attended.


Best of the best

Winners list

2013 Presentation Night
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