Victorian Desalination Plant & Ecological Reserve by Aspect Studios
Infrastructure: Landscape Architecture Award
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
Victoria’s Desalination Plant is a project of formidable scale. Part water treatment infrastructure, part environmental restoration, it is in many ways a very large piece of worthy and valuable infrastructure.
The ultimate in land shaping, the design reflects the local coastal dune topography as it re-sculpts the landscape to hide the massive desalination plant. The designers have deftly managed to shield and focus views, folding the infrastructure into the landscape and wrapping it in a fresh skin of nature. They exhibit impressive skill in shaping the experience from both land and air.
Within a very large project structure, the landscape architects have created a new standard and proved that effective collaboration, design and execution deliver better environmental outcomes.