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2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards announced

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 HospitalConrad Gargett

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

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

Image: Christopher Frederick Jones


Landscape Architecture Awards

Fiona Stanley HospitalHassell
Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP!) Stage 2 McGregor Coxall
One Central Park Aspect | Oculus
Rundle MallHassell
The Goods LineAspect Studios
UTS Alumni GreenAspect Studios

PARKS AND OPEN SPACE

Award of Excellence

MacKenzie Falls Gorge TrailHansen Partnership

MacKenzie Gorge Trail by Hansen Partnership.

MacKenzie Gorge Trail by Hansen Partnership.

Image: Andrew Lloyd


Landscape Architecture Awards

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

INFRASTRUCTURE

Bowen Place Crossing by Spackman Mossop Michaels.

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 SpaceOculus
Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project Stage 2Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership (TDEP)
Victorian Desalination Plant and Ecological ReserveAspect Studios

CULTURAL HERITAGE

Award of Excellence

Port Adelaide Renewal: Hart’s Mill SurroundsAspect Studios

Harts Mill Surrounds by Aspect Studios.

Harts Mill Surrounds by Aspect Studios.

Image: Don Brice


Landscape Architecture Award

Completion of the Courtyards at the Shrine of RemembranceRush\Wright Associates

LAND CONSERVATION

Award of Excellence

Gum Scrub Creek, OfficerOutlines Landscape

Gum Scrub Creek, Officer by Outlines Landscape Architecture.

Gum Scrub Creek, Officer by Outlines Landscape Architecture.

Image: Nick Stephenson

Architecture

Landscape Architecture Awards

Shipwreck Coast Master PlanMcGregor Coxall
West Belconnen Landscape and Open Space StrategyMcGregor Coxall

TOURISM

Award of Excellence

Penguins Plus viewing areaTract Consultants

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

with Wood Marsh Architecture

Landscape Architecture Awards

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

URBAN DESIGN

Award of Excellence

Parramatta City River StrategyMcGregor Coxall

Parramatta City River Strategy by McGregor Coxall

Parramatta City River Strategy by McGregor Coxall

Image: McGregor Coxall


Landscape Architecture Awards

Elizabeth QuayARM and TCL
Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga Urban Regeneration ProjectTCL

RESEARCH, POLICY AND COMMUNICATION

Award of Excellence

Urban Forest Strategy and Precinct Plans City of Melbourne

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


Landscape Architecture Awards

Sydney Green GridNSW Government Architects Office
The Adelaide Design ManualDesign and Strategy, Adelaide City Council
Urban Green Cover in NSW Technical GuidelinesNSW Government Architects Office

COMMUNITIES

Award of Excellence

Afghan Bazaar Cultural PrecinctHassell/Sinatra Murphy

Afghan Bazaar by Hassell/Sinatra Murphy.

Afghan Bazaar by Hassell/Sinatra Murphy.

Image: Andrew Lloyd

Landscape Architecture Awards

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

GARDENS

Award of Excellence

Forest Edge GardenJane Irwin Landscape Architecture

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

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

Image: Dianna Snape

Landscape Architecture Awards

Garangula GalleryTract Consultants
North Shore Estate
CALDesign

INTERNATIONAL

Award of Excellence

Nanjing Tangshan Geopark MuseumHassell

Landscape Architecture Award

Nanjing Tangshan Geopark Museum public realm by Hassell.

Nanjing Tangshan Geopark Museum public realm by Hassell.

Image: Johnson Lin

Surabaya Urban Corridor Development ProgramHansen 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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