2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards: Award for Urban Design

Elizabeth Quay by ARM + TCL Urban Design: Landscape Architecture Award Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Jury comment

In a bold gesture celebrating art, design and pure fun, Elizabeth Quay is fantasy made reality. In the heart of Perth’s waterfront, the project reconnects the city with the Swan River in a way that promotes exuberant public participation and engagement. The project is landscape theatre, combining natural elements such as water and trees with dazzling lighting and sculptural architecture. At the same time, the new mixed-use development ensures that waterfront activities are enriched by supporting built form and an activated ground plane. Integral to the design is recognition of its place, through botanically correct planting and opportunities for public artwork, while stormwater is effectively managed to provide irrigation and good environmental outcomes. Clearly design-led, this project brings out the best in landscape-driven urban design.

For more coverage see a review by Nigel Westbrook here.


ARM Architecture Perth
Perth, WA, Australia
Arborist Arbour Logic
Consultant Peter May
Consulting engineers Wood & Grieve Engineers
Engineer Arup
Fountain design JML Waterfeatures
Lighting Electrolight
Planting consultant Paul Thompson
Wayfinding Büro North
Site Details
Location Perth,  WA,  Australia
Project Details
Category Landscape / urban
Type Culture / arts, Public / civic
Client name Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority
Website mra.wa.gov.au



Published online: 27 Oct 2016
Words: National Landscape Architecture Awards Jury 2016
Images: Loft Productions


Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2016

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