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



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


Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2018

More award

See all
National prize winner: Revival: Drug Rehabilitation Landscape by Oshadi Jayasinghe of Deakin University 2019 Landscape Student Prize

The winners of the 2019 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize.

The design aims to reduce depression and loneliness and increase patients’ self satisfaction by connecting them to the soil and the process of growing food. 2019 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize: Deakin University

Revival: Drug Rehabilitation Landscape by Oshadi Jayasinghe, Master of Landscape Architecture, Deakin University

The evaporative infrastructures of District 1 produce vapour and intensely heat the surrounding atmosphere. 2019 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize: Queensland University of Technology

Apotheosis by Rebecca Lee, Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture), Queensland University of Technology

Each reserve has a planning area where participants design site specific management practices. 2019 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize: The University of Canberra

Wayfinder by Fehin Coffey, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours), The University of Canberra

Most read

Latest on site