Winners announced: 2017 New South Wales Landscape Architecture Awards

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Three Sisters Track, Blue Mountains National Park by Blue Mountains Walking Track Project NPWS.

Three Sisters Track, Blue Mountains National Park by Blue Mountains Walking Track Project NPWS. Image: Ian Brown

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Maitland Levee by McGregor Coxall.

Maitland Levee by McGregor Coxall. Image: Simon Wood

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Queanbeyan CBD – Queen Elizabeth II Park and Collett Street upgrade by Clouston Associates.

Queanbeyan CBD – Queen Elizabeth II Park and Collett Street upgrade by Clouston Associates. Image: Phillip Hayson

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The Paddocks Precinct Domain Creek Playground by McGregor Coxall.

The Paddocks Precinct Domain Creek Playground by McGregor Coxall.

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Project Pacific Highway Upgrade – Woolgoolga to Ballina (Portion C) by Hassell.

Project Pacific Highway Upgrade – Woolgoolga to Ballina (Portion C) by Hassell. Image: Hassell

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Northern Beaches Hospital Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project by AECOM Australia.

Northern Beaches Hospital Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project by AECOM Australia.

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Little Bay Cove by McGregor Coxall.

Little Bay Cove by McGregor Coxall.

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K2K Urban Design by JMDdesign + Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects + Bennett & Trimble Architects.

K2K Urban Design by JMDdesign + Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects + Bennett & Trimble Architects.

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North West Rail Link: Master Plan & Urban Design by Hassell.

North West Rail Link: Master Plan & Urban Design by Hassell.

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Quality of Landscape Study for Green Square by Gallagher Studio.

Quality of Landscape Study for Green Square by Gallagher Studio.

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Sydney Landscape Code by Oculus.

Sydney Landscape Code by Oculus.

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Liveable Sydney by Tract Consultants.

Liveable Sydney by Tract Consultants.

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Cool Streets Pilot Project by Gallagher Studio and Cred Consulting.

Cool Streets Pilot Project by Gallagher Studio and Cred Consulting. Image: Sarah Reilly

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Hyde Park Pool of Reflection upgrade by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership collaboration (TDEP).

Hyde Park Pool of Reflection upgrade by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership collaboration (TDEP). Image: Geoff Howden

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Cleveland & Co by Black Beetle.

Cleveland & Co by Black Beetle.

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The Hermitage by 360 Degrees Landscape Architects.

The Hermitage by 360 Degrees Landscape Architects. Image: Murray Fredericks

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Macquarie Street Mall Revitalisation by Urbis.

Macquarie Street Mall Revitalisation by Urbis. Image: Tom Ferguson

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Queanbeyan CBD – Queen Elizabeth II Park and Collett Street upgrade by Clouston Associates. Image:  Phillip Hayson

A neighbourhood climate resilience pilot project, a playground immersed within native vegetation in Parramatta Park and an ambitious Blue Mountains walking trail were among nineteen winners at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) 2017 New South Wales Landscape Architecture Awards, announced at the IVY Ballroom in Sydney on Thursday 27 July.

Little Bay Cove by McGregor Coxall.

More than seventy projects were entered in the NSW awards, with winners crowned across categories including civic landscape, community contribution, cultural heritage, gardens, parks and open spaces as well as urban design and infrastructure.

The Hermitage by 360 Degrees Landscape Architects. Image:  Murray Fredericks

Jury chair Mark Tyrrell said the awards were granted to projects promoting transformational design and green infrastructure excellence in a time of widespread urban restructuring.

“Despite, or perhaps because of, the volume of concrete being poured in NSW in recent years, this year’s award highlights were all about the power of plants,” he said.

“The pressures of urban living and population expansion is highlighting the dire need for trees in the urban and suburban environments, requiring deep engagement with communities to establish a stronger demand side for green infrastructure generally”.

Among the nineteen winners, McGregor Coxall took home three awards, including an Award of Excellence in Land Management for Little Bay Cove and Landscape Architecture Awards in Civic Landscape (Maitland Levee) and Play Spaces (The Paddocks Precinct Domain Creek Playground).

Hassel was recognized with an Award of Excellence for the Pacific Highway Upgrade (Woolgoola to Ballina) and a Landscape Architecture Award for the North West Rail link master plan and urban design.

The winners of Awards of Excellence or Landscape Architecture Awards will be considered for AILA national landscape architecture awards, to be announced in Sydney in October.

Civic Landscape

Landscape Architecture Award

Maitland Levee – McGregor Coxall

Parks and Open Space

Landscape Architecture Award

Queanbeyan CBD – Queen Elizabeth II Park and Collett Street upgrade – Clouston Associates

Play Spaces

Landscape Architecture Award

The Paddocks Precinct Domain Creek Playground – McGregor Coxall

Infrastructure

Award of Excellence

Project Pacific Highway Upgrade – Woolgoolga to Ballina (Portion C) – Hassell

Landscape Architecture Award

Northern Beaches Hospital Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project – AECOM Australia

Land Management

Award of Excellence

Little Bay Cove – McGregor Coxall 

Urban Design

Landscape Architecture Awards

K2K Urban Design – JMDdesign + Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects + Bennett & Trimble Architects

North West Rail Link: Master Plan & Urban Design – Hassell

Landscape Planning

Award of Excellence

Quality of Landscape Study for Green Square – Gallagher Studio

Research, Policy and Communication

Landscape Architecture Awards

Sydney Landscape Code – Oculus

Liveable Sydney – Tract Consultants

Community Contribution

Award of Excellence

Cool Streets Pilot Project – Gallagher Studio and Cred Consulting

Cultural Heritage

Landscape Architecture Award

Hyde Park Pool of Reflection upgrade – Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership collaboration (TDEP)

Tourism

Landscape Architecture Award

Three Sisters Track, Blue Mountains National Park – Blue Mountains Walking Track Project NPWS

Small Projects

Award of Excellence

Cleveland & Co – Black Beetle

Gardens

Landscape Architecture Award

The Hermitage – 360 Degrees Landscape Architects

IALD Lighting Landscape Award

Macquarie Street Mall Revitalisation – Urbis


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