Virtual MSDx Winter 2021

MSDx Winter 2021


  • Exhibition

Virtual MSDx Winter 2021

Join us for the launch and celebration of Virtual MSDx Winter 2021 exhibition, kicking off on July 8 2021.

The exhibition will feature XR and virtual experiences, animations, renders, drawings, short films and more in a bespoke online gallery platform showcasing hundreds of pieces of student work from both our postgraduate and undergraduate studios.

MSDx explores current and future innovation in the built environment by giving the next generation of design professionals a platform to showcase their projects.

Climate change, sustainability, equitable housing, Reconciliation, resilience and pandemic-proof cities are strong themes resonating with the next generation of built environment professionals, who have taken on the challenge of using design to find solutions to some of the most pressing issues currently facing our cities and natural environment.

The exhibition will be live at from July 8, 6pm.

View MSDx Winter 2021

Come along to the virtual Opening Night from 6pm on July 8.

The Opening Night celebration will feature DJs, speeches, competitions, trivia, virtual galleries and more.

Register now for opening night

Guest DJ: Architecture In Helsinki

Modernist pop mavericks Architecture in Helsinki are one of Melbourne's most beloved pop exports. Whether spinning their favourite tunes or playing live they can always be relied on to bring the party. AIH DJ sets are a kaleidoscopic mix of technicolour dancefloor good times with an emphasis on fun and little regard for genre. You'll hear songs you love, tracks you'll fall in love with and some of the sounds that have influenced Architecture in Helsinki.

Architecture in Helsinki DJs
Photo credit: Michelle Tran

MSDx Photography Competition

Through Your Lens:

Celebrate MSDx Winter 2021 by entering our photography competition! All you have to do is:

  • Register to attend the opening night of the virtual MSDx.
  • Post a picture of your favourite architectural marvel (monument or any interesting building/structure) that you have taken till date on Instagram. Tell us what building it is and what part of the world it is from.
  • Tell us about an interesting fact behind its design or conception by the architect and how you think its design is interesting, sustainable and good for the built environment.

Pro tip: Bonus points for photos from angles highlighting the structure’s architectural beauty or its focal point from a design perspective.

Use hashtag #MSDxWinter and tag @msdsocial while submitting your entry.

Please note all entries must be emailed to and all photos must be original work with rights owned by the participant.

Duration: Entries close 8th July

Eligibility: Be a current student at The University of Melbourne studying the Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Environments, master’s programs or PhD at the Melbourne School of Design.


  • 1st Prize - $400 e-voucher
  • 2nd Prize - $200 e-voucher
  • 3rd Prize - $100 e-voucher

MSDx Virtual Photo Booth

MSDx Virtual Photo Booth

Join our MSDx Winter Photo Booth! Snap a photo of where you are joining us from, or upload a photo to post to our virtual gallery. Share on social and tag us on #msdxwinter #msdsocial

Register for MSDx Winter 2021

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