HP has announced the winners of the inaugural HP Cityscape City Life Design Competition 2020:-

Tom Morgan     First Prize         R.M.I.T
Ian Robertson    Second Prize    University N.S.W
Jas Johnston     Third Prize        Melbourne University

HP Cityscape 2020 invited architectural students and new architectural professionals to creatively express their vision of an Australian city skyline in the year 2020. Entries were judged on creativity including originality, presentation, inspiration and execution, and community vision covering environmental sustainability, local relevance and future city planning vision.

Presenting the awards Shane Lucas, Director HP Graphic Arts South Pacific, and one of the judges, said “This competition is a reflection of HP's support to nurture the next generation of architecture professionals and support them with the best products and services.”

HP is a worldwide trusted choice in large format printing for demanding professionals and the market leader in large format printing — from architecture to construction, manufacturing and civil engineering to GIS – providing one of the most diverse families of affordable printing solutions that combine superior quality with timesaving operation and proven reliability. 

Of judging the awards Lucas said “Our decision was extremely difficult as the quality of the entries was incredibly high.  The entrants demonstrated lateral thinking and presented ingenious portraits of Australia in the year 2020.”

“I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my fellow judges, architects Paul Berkemeier and Tom Kovac, to congratulate the winner, Tom Morgan and the two place-getters.    And to thank all the entrants for their time, commitment and creative energy.  We certainly have some brilliant creative thinkers in this country and HP is proud to support these Awards,” he concluded.

The winners were presented with their awards at the HP Solutions Centre in Melbourne.  Photos are available.

About the winning entries:


 L-R: Jas Johnston Third Prize Melbourne University, Ian Robertson Second Prize University NSW, Tom Morgan Winner RMIT, and Shane Lucas Director HP Graphic Arts South Pacific.

Tom Morgan. R.M.I.T. 5th Year Student
Tom Morgan has envisioned a future, fractured and splintered, devastation threatening the human race. A future where some rose up above the doom and darkness, creating micro farms, market gardens, parklands and community space. New growth and renewed life. New lateral movement (quiet) turbines creating power across our city, and the sewers being revived into renewable water stored in the vacant car parks. Bicycles, horses, gardens, farms and tramcars, a new and powerful skyline creating power and renewed water. Melbourne in the year 2020 is a sight to behold.
Click here to see winning entry

Ian Robertson. University N.S.W. 5th Year Student
Ian Robertson looks at the unused space, the ability to balance the’ right property’ with the common good. Looking inward to find what was forgotten.
In roofs, walls, beneath buildings, between buildings- Where there is nothing, everything is possible. Ian Robertson explores the invitation to invent new space. Discovering space among the urban muddle – the space we don’t know we need.

Jas Johnston.  Melbourne University. 2nd Year Student
Jas Johnston rethinks the successful typology of the SKYLANE to create a dynamic dense inner city that still provides public amenity, green space and large public areas. All achieved in a socially economically and environmentally sustainable way.

1st Prize
HP xw4600 Workstation
HP LP2475w 24 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
HP Designjet 110plus Printer
Total Value $6975

2nd & 3rd Prizes
HP Designjet 110plus Printer
Value $2475 each


The Judges were Shane Lucas – Director, HP Graphic Arts – South Pacific; Paul Berkemeier – Architect Practitioner – Architects and National Councilor – Australian Institute of Architects; and Tom Kovac – Professor of Architecture – RMIT.

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