2018 National Landscape Architecture Awards: Landscape Architecture Award for Infrastructure

Skeleton Creek Bridges by Site Office

Jury citation:

This project is a testament to what landscape architects can offer. The council’s initial preference was for a standard procurement process using off-the-shelf components. The designers showed leadership in convincing the council that bridges designed specifically for the environmentally sensitive setting could offer similar value for money but deliver better environmental, functional and aesthetic results. What could have been an uninspiring generic pair of bridges now provides high-quality shared user paths for communities either side of the creek in Truganina. A light-touch approach to design and construction has created essential connecting infrastructure while minimizing visual and environmental impacts. The elegant, understated bridges sit beautifully in the landscape.

Location: Truganina (VIC)

Aboriginal Nation: Boonwurrung

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Award

Published online: 2 Nov 2018
Words: LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk
Images: Lisbeth Grosmann

Issue

Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2018

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