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2012 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award: Design

Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Tweed Heads by Aspect Studios

Client: Tweed Shire Council
Project Partners: Tweed Shire Council, McGregor Westlake Architecture, Cardno Grogan Richards, Webb Australia, Wilde and Wollard

Jury comment

This project responds sensitively to the challenges faced by many coastal areas -beach erosion, tidal surges and flood events. After extensive consultation with the local community, the final design preserves existing beach areas, introduces new and durable interpretations of beach-like experiences and creates a broad, high-quality, harbour-side public domain.

The use of timber boardwalks reflects the jetties of the area, while stacked, concrete fingers are a visually-pleasing adaptation of traditional sea-wall stabilisation techniques.

See our review of this project in Landscape Architecture Australia 133.

Source

Award

Published online: 14 Aug 2012
Images: Aspect Studios, Simon Wood, Tweed Shire Council

Issue

Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2012

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