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Winners announced: 2018 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards

A new public square for a town on the Sunshine Coast, a waterfront redevelopment in Rockhampton and a lakeside playspace in Centenary Lakes were among twenty-eight projects across twelve categories to receive awards at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) 2018 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards, announced Thursday 21 June in Brisbane.

Jury chair Amalie Wright said the awards showcase the far-reaching benefits of landscape architecture to all Queenslanders. “Landscape architects work with ‘life outside’. ‘Life outside’ impacts everyone, and we design places for people from all walks of life,” Amalie said. “Landscape architecture has the potential to touch every person in their day-to-day lives. The awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the very spaces people use and love, whether in their local communities or on their way to work.”

The AILA Queensland award jury comprised Amalie Wright (jury chair) – director, Landscapology, Clay Johnsen – Brisbane City Council, Joshua Hinwood – City and Place Design lead, Jacobs, Sally Boer – director, E2Designlab, Yen Vu – senior landscape architect, Townsville City Council, and Daniel Jones (2017 Karl Langer winner) – graduate landscape architect, Brisbane City Council.

The winners of Awards of Excellence or Landscape Architecture Awards will be considered for the AILA National Landscape Architecture Awards, to be announced at the AILA International Festival of Landscape Architecture on the Gold Coast in October.

Civic landscape

Award of Excellence

Palmwoods New Town Square – Sunshine Coast Council

Landscape Architecture Awards

HOTA Outdoor Stage – CUSP, Topotek1, ARM

Parklands Project – Lat27 in collaboration with AAA Joint Venture (Archipelago, ARM and Arkhefield) and DesignFlow

Riverside Centre Revitalisation – 360 Degrees Landscape Architects

Surf Parade Place Making Project, Broadbeach – City of Gold Coast

Parks and Open Space

Award of Excellence

Rockhampton Riverside – Urbis Pty Ltd

Landscape Architecture Awards

Scarborough Beach Park Park Southern Upgrade – Aspect Studios

Slacks Tracks – Logan City Council

Play Spaces

Award of Excellence

Centenary Lakes Nature Play – Landplan Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture Awards

Goodstart Early Learning Centre Adelaide Street – Greenedge Design Consultants


Landscape Architecture Award

Bundaberg CBD Revitalisation – Archipelago


Award of Excellence

HOTA Outdoor Stage – CUSP, Topotek1, ARM

Landscape Architecture Award

Maravista – CUSP

Urban Design

Landscape Architecture Award

Smithfield Street Revitalisation – Place Design Group & Gympie Regional Council

University of Queensland St Lucia Campus Master Plan – Urbis Pty Ltd

Fish Lane – RPS

Landscape Planning

Award of Excellence

Brisbane Airport Strategy Manual – Tract Consultants Pty Ltd and Urban Enquiry

Landscape Architecture Award

Kangaroo Point Peninsula Urban Renewal Strategy – Urban Renewal Brisbane, Lat27 and BVN

Research, Policy and Communication

Landscape Architecture Award

Bell Street Mall Study – Tract Consultants Pty Ltd

Community Contribution

Landscape Architecture Award

Bell Street Mall Study – Tract Consultants Pty Ltd

Palmwoods New Town Square – Sunshine Coast Council and CoDesign Studio

Small Projects

Award of Excellence

Wembley Link Pathway Public Art – Logan City Council

Landscape Architecture Award

Caloundra Christian College Early Learning Centre – Greenedge Design Consultants

The Link – Lat 27


Landscape Architecture Award

The New Backyard – Lexington, Akira, St Julien and Oxley & Stirling - RPS

Regional Achievement Award

Scenic Rim

Tambourine Mountain Village Greens – John Mongard Landscape Architects

Central Queensland

Rockhampton Riverside – Urbis Pty Ltd

Darling Downs

Oakey Creek Linear Corridor – Fred St Pty Ltd

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