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2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards: Award for Parks and Open Space

Adelaide Botanic Garden First Creek Wetland by TCL Parks and Open Space: Landscape Architecture Award Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Jury comment

In years gone by, wetlands were the swampy wastelands of our society. Now, more and more, we’re learning about their importance in the world’s water cycle. And it is projects like the First Creek Wetland in the Adelaide Botanic Garden that are helping to change our perception. This garden within a garden uses innovative ways to encourage people to interact with nature, to learn about plant ecology and to understand the role of water flow in creating life. The use of sculpture brings an elegance to the wetland function, encouraging user interaction and enhancing the experience of learning. Adaptable spaces provide opportunities for groups, while the material palette brings the design together as a cohesive unit.

Credits

Consultants
Engineer Sinclair Knight Merz
Interpretive designer David Lancashire Design
Planting consultant Paul Thompson
Site details
Location Adelaide,  SA,  Australia
Site type Urban
Category Landscape / urban design
Type Outdoor / gardens, Parks
Project Details
Client
Client Botanic Gardens of South Australia and DPTI

Source

Award

Published online: 27 Oct 2016
Words: National Landscape Architecture Awards Jury 2016
Images: John Gollings

Issue

Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2016

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