2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards announced

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Lady Cilento Children's Hospital (roof gardens) by Conrad Gargett.

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (roof gardens) by Conrad Gargett. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Bowen Place Crossing by Spackman Mossop Michaels.

Bowen Place Crossing by Spackman Mossop Michaels. Image: Brett Boardman

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MacKenzie Gorge Trail by Hansen Partnership.

MacKenzie Gorge Trail by Hansen Partnership. Image: Andrew Lloyd

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Harts Mill Surrounds by Aspect Studios.

Harts Mill Surrounds by Aspect Studios. Image: Don Brice

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Penguins Plus viewing area by Tract Consultants with Wood Marsh Architecture.

Penguins Plus viewing area by Tract Consultants with Wood Marsh Architecture. Image: Tract Consultants

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Parramatta City River Strategy by McGregor Coxall

Parramatta City River Strategy by McGregor Coxall Image: McGregor Coxall

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Afghan Bazaar by Hassell/Sinatra Murphy.

Afghan Bazaar by Hassell/Sinatra Murphy. Image: Andrew Lloyd

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Forest Edge Garden by Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture (JILA).

Forest Edge Garden by Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture (JILA). Image: Dianna Snape

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2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards announced

 

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Nanjing Tangshan Geopark Museum public realm by Hassell.

Nanjing Tangshan Geopark Museum public realm by Hassell. Image: Johnson Lin

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Gum Scrub Creek, Officer by Outlines Landscape Architecture.

Gum Scrub Creek, Officer by Outlines Landscape Architecture. Image: Nick Stephenson

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The Urban Forest Strategy and Precinct Plans by City of Melbourne.

The Urban Forest Strategy and Precinct Plans by City of Melbourne. Image: City of Melbourne

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Bowen Place Crossing by Spackman Mossop Michaels.

Bowen Place Crossing by Spackman Mossop Michaels. Image: Brett Boardman

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The 2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards were announced by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) on Thursday 27 October in Canberra. The ceremony, held at the National Arboretum Canberra, was the first major event at AILA’s 2016 Festival of Landscape Architecture: Not In My Backyard. From 157 entries, 40 projects were recognized in eleven new categories.

This year AILA restructured its award categories to better reflect the work that Australian landscape architects are engaged with.

According to jury chair and outgoing AILA national president Daniel Bennett, “The new categories call attention to the expanding role of landscape architects in a wide range of projects, the often unrecognized value of land conservation projects, the sheer delight and scale of domestic gardens, the international impact of travelling landscape architects and the success of landscape architects in shaping and advocating for better community engagement and outcomes.”

The jurors for the 2016 awards were Daniel Bennett (chair), Shannon Bray, Justine Clark, Malcolm Snow and SueAnne Ware. “A strong theme emerged of smaller-scale projects with a lighter touch – embracing and redefining uncomplicated design. Examples ranged from the MacKenzie Falls Gorge Trail – a satisfyingly simple project belying the collaboration and logistics required to deliver such an outcome – and the beautifully conceived and executed Penguins Plus viewing platforms to the distinctive design of the Bowen Place Crossing,” said Bennett.

Read the full jury report here.

CIVIC LANDSCAPE

Award of Excellence

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (roof gardens) by Conrad Gargett. Image:  Christopher Frederick Jones

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital – Conrad Gargett

Landscape Architecture Awards

Fiona Stanley Hospital – Hassell
Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP!) Stage 2 McGregor Coxall
One Central Park Aspect | Oculus
Rundle Mall – Hassell
The Goods Line – Aspect Studios
UTS Alumni Green – Aspect Studios

PARKS AND OPEN SPACE

Award of Excellence

MacKenzie Gorge Trail by Hansen Partnership.  Image:  Andrew Lloyd

MacKenzie Falls Gorge Trail – Hansen Partnership

Landscape Architecture Awards

Adelaide Botanic Garden First Creek Wetland – TCL
Barangaroo Reserve
 – Johnson Pilton Walker in association with PWP
Braithwaite Park Nature Play – Emerge Associates
McCulloch Avenue Boardwalk – Site Office
Return to Royal Park – City of Melbourne – City Design Studio

INFRASTRUCTURE

Bowen Place Crossing by Spackman Mossop Michaels.  Image:  Brett Boardman

Award of Excellence

Bowen Place Crossing Spackman Mossop Michaels

Landscape Architecture Awards

John Whitton Bridge Open Space – Oculus
Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project Stage 2 – Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership (TDEP)
Victorian Desalination Plant and Ecological Reserve – Aspect Studios

CULTURAL HERITAGE

Award of Excellence

Harts Mill Surrounds by Aspect Studios.  Image:  Don Brice

Port Adelaide Renewal: Hart’s Mill Surrounds – Aspect Studios

Landscape Architecture Award

Completion of the Courtyards at the Shrine of Remembrance – Rush\Wright Associates

LAND CONSERVATION

Award of Excellence

Gum Scrub Creek, Officer by Outlines Landscape Architecture.  Image:  Nick Stephenson

Gum Scrub Creek, Officer – Outlines Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture Awards

Shipwreck Coast Master Plan – McGregor Coxall
West Belconnen Landscape and Open Space Strategy – McGregor Coxall

TOURISM

Award of Excellence

Penguins Plus viewing area by Tract Consultants with Wood Marsh Architecture.  Image:  Tract Consultants

Penguins Plus viewing area – Tract Consultants with Wood Marsh Architecture

Landscape Architecture Awards

Jetty to Jetty Trail – UDLA and Nyamba Buru Yawuru
The Gap and Natural Bridge
 – Department of Parks and Wildlife (WA)

URBAN DESIGN

Award of Excellence

Parramatta City River Strategy by McGregor Coxall Image:  McGregor Coxall

Parramatta City River Strategy – McGregor Coxall

Landscape Architecture Awards

Elizabeth Quay – ARM and TCL
Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga Urban Regeneration Project – TCL

RESEARCH, POLICY AND COMMUNICATION

Award of Excellence

The Urban Forest Strategy and Precinct Plans by City of Melbourne. Image:  City of Melbourne

Urban Forest Strategy and Precinct Plans City of Melbourne

Landscape Architecture Awards

Sydney Green Grid – NSW Government Architects Office
The Adelaide Design Manual – Design and Strategy, Adelaide City Council
Urban Green Cover in NSW Technical Guidelines – NSW Government Architects Office

COMMUNITIES

Award of Excellence

Afghan Bazaar by Hassell/Sinatra Murphy.  Image:  Andrew Lloyd

Afghan Bazaar Cultural Precinct – Hassell/Sinatra Murphy

Landscape Architecture Awards

Get Sunflowered – OUTR Research Lab, RMIT University
The Green Space Strategy
John Mongard, Gavin Hardy, Alvin Kirby, Michelle Kirby-Brown

GARDENS

Award of Excellence

Forest Edge Garden by Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture (JILA).  Image:  Dianna Snape

Forest Edge Garden – Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture Awards

Garangula Gallery – Tract Consultants
North Shore Estate
 – CALDesign

INTERNATIONAL

Award of Excellence

Nanjing Tangshan Geopark Museum – Hassell

Landscape Architecture Award

Nanjing Tangshan Geopark Museum public realm by Hassell.  Image:  Johnson Lin

Surabaya Urban Corridor Development Program – Hansen Partnership

Issue 152 of Landscape Architecture Australia contains a full report with coverage of the award winners. See a preview here and buy/subscribe here.


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