2018 National Landscape Architecture Awards: Award of Excellence for Parks and Open Space

Bungarribee at Doonside by JMD Design

Jury citation:

This project succeeds in creating a transformational parkland that artfully integrates play into the natural landscape. Connecting paths invite you to explore the grassland and the creek, which have been repaired and given prominence. The design frames and celebrates the existing landscape, hinting at the pastoral and industrial past of the site while encouraging the visitor to appreciate the striking grasslands, big open sky and distant views.

The over-scaled play features are sculptural landmarks that create iconic gathering spaces, subtly connected to the industrial objects from nearby. The park provides a substantial new typology for open space in western Sydney, creating inspiring places in which to play and socialize while revealing the cultural past and restoring the natural qualities of the place.

Location: Doonside (NSW)

Aboriginal Nation: Deerubbin and Gundungurra



Published online: 2 Nov 2018
Words: LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk
Images: Simon Wood


Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2018

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