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.
- Landscape architect
- ASPECT Studios
ARM Architecture Melbourne
Ecology consultant Practical Ecology
Engineering services WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff , Beca
Green roof consultant FytoGreen Australia
- Site details
Category Landscape / urban design
- Project Details
Published online: 27 Oct 2016
Words: National Landscape Architecture Awards Jury 2016
Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2016