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2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards: Award for Communities

Get Sunflowered by OUTR Research Lab, RMIT University Communities: Landscape Architecture Award Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Jury comment

The Get Sunflowered project transforms redundant spaces in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley through a series of community events that include cleaning, planting, weeding, watering and eventually a harvesting party with local live music, food and entertainment. This project activates underused spaces while cultivating community conviviality. It is commended by the jury for taking such a novel approach in a regional centre where population and economic shifts have resulted in an abundance of disused spaces. The activation of these spaces brought about by the spectacular blanket of sunflowers assists in providing positive visions of the future.

For more coverage of Get Sunflowered, see David Bullpit’s review from Landscape Architecture Australia 148.


Project partners and consultants Traralgon Neighbourhood House, Nuseed Australia, Copsley Ornamentals, Valley Pumps & Irrigation Systems, Gary Lee Sprinklers Gippsland, Regional Development Victoria, Gippsland Water, Outdoor Cameras Australia, ACES Engineering Supplies, AGL, Latrobe Vall
Site details
Site type Rural
Category Landscape / urban design
Type Culture / arts, Outdoor / gardens
Project Details
Client Community of Latrobe City and Latrobe City Council



Published online: 27 Oct 2016
Words: National Landscape Architecture Awards Jury 2016
Images: Craig Douglas


Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2016

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