Winners announced: 2017 South Australian Landscape Architecture Awards

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ABG Kitchen Garden by Oxigen.

ABG Kitchen Garden by Oxigen. Image: Dan Schultz

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Bowden Main Park by Aspect Studios.

Bowden Main Park by Aspect Studios. Image: Sweet Lime Photography

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Colonel Light Centre Forecourt Green Wall by City of Adelaide, Design & Strategy.

Colonel Light Centre Forecourt Green Wall by City of Adelaide, Design & Strategy. Image: Daryl Tian

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Holland Street Upgrade by JPE Design Studio.

Holland Street Upgrade by JPE Design Studio. Image: Sam Noonan

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Tidlangga Playspace and Pocket Orchard by City of Adelaide, Design & Strategy.

Tidlangga Playspace and Pocket Orchard by City of Adelaide, Design & Strategy. Image: Courtesy City of Adelaide

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Cobbler Creek Recreation Park by Birdseye Studios.

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park by Birdseye Studios. Image: Courtesy Birdseye Studios

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Adelaide Zoo Nature's Playground by WAX Design.

Adelaide Zoo Nature’s Playground by WAX Design. Image: Dan Schultz

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DECD Preschool Outdoor Learning Areas 2015 by JPE Design Studio.

DECD Preschool Outdoor Learning Areas 2015 by JPE Design Studio. Image: R. Kleining

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Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Project by WAX Design.

Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Project by WAX Design. Image: Simon Vaughan

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Sixth Street Revitalisation Project by Jensen Plus.

Sixth Street Revitalisation Project by Jensen Plus. Image: Jensen Plus

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Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy 2015 – 2025 by City of Adelaide Design and Strategy and JPE Design Studio.

Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy 2015 – 2025 by City of Adelaide Design and Strategy and JPE Design Studio. Image: City of Adelaide

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KT Legacy - Creative in Residence by TCL.

KT Legacy - Creative in Residence by TCL. Image: TCL

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Mary Potter Hospice Healing Garden by DesignWELL Landscape Architects.

Mary Potter Hospice Healing Garden by DesignWELL Landscape Architects. Image: Graham Cochrane

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Haslop Reserve Playspace by Aspect Studios.

Haslop Reserve Playspace by Aspect Studios. Image: Don Brice

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84 Courtyard and Verge by Oxigen.

84 Courtyard and Verge by Oxigen. Image: Oxigen

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Quandong Garden by Oxigen.

Quandong Garden by Oxigen. Image: Dan Schultz

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Bowden Main Park by Aspect Studios. Image:  Sweet Lime Photography

South Australian landscape architects are a playful bunch, according to the results of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) South Australian Landscape Architecture Awards, which saw several new playspaces in the state recognised as being engaging, innovative and well integrated with their surrounding landscapes.

Colonel Light Centre Forecourt Green Wall by City of Adelaide, Design & Strategy.  Image:  Daryl Tian

From a pool of twenty-eight entries, sixteen awards were handed out at an event on Friday 28 July in Adelaide – though only nine practices shared in the glory. The big winners were Oxigen, City of Adelaide and JPE Design Studio, which each took home three awards. 

84 Courtyard and Verge by Oxigen.  Image:  Oxigen

The jury noted that co-design and community engagement was a key theme of this year’s entries.

Jury chair Sharon Mackay said, “entries ranged from civic spaces that are strategically designed to underpin future development, healing spaces that support wellbeing and ageing, through to policy development and community engagement.

“We saw a greater proportion of small projects this year, from public realm improvements to courtyards, kitchen gardens, orchards and private gardens. The attention to detail and thoughtful responses demonstrated that these small interventions, often with matching small budgets, can have a significant impact on people’s lives,” said Mackay.

The jury comprised Sharon Mackay (jury chair), Keith Davis (City of Unley), Malcolm Snow (National Capital Authority) and Kym Pryde (PIA).

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

Award of Excellence

Bowden Main Park – Aspect Studios

Landscape Architecture Awards

Colonel Light Centre Forecourt Green Wall – City of Adelaide, Design & Strategy 
Holland Street Upgrade –  JPE Design Studio

Parks and Open Space

Award of Excellence

Tidlangga Playspace and Pocket Orchard –  City of Adelaide, Design & Strategy

Landscape Architecture Award

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park – Birdseye Studios 

Play Spaces

Award of Excellence

Adelaide Zoo Nature’s Playground – WAX Design 

Landscape Architecture Award

DECD Preschool Outdoor Learning Areas 2015 – JPE Design Studio 

Urban Design

Landscape Architecture Awards

Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Project – WAX Design

Sixth Street Revitalisation Project – Jensen PLUS 

Landscape Planning

Landscape Architecture Award

Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy 2015 – 2025 – City of Adelaide Design and Strategy and JPE Design Studio

Research, Policy and Communication

Award of Excellence

KT Legacy - Creative in Residence – TCL

Community Contribution

Landscape Architecture Awards

Mary Potter Hospice Healing Garden – DesignWELL Landscape Architects 

Haslop Reserve Playspace – Aspect Studios

Small Projects

Landscape Architecture Award

84 Courtyard and verge – Oxigen 

Gardens

Award of Excellence

Quandong Garden – Oxigen

Landscape Architecture Award

ABG Kitchen Garden – Oxigen 

Future Leader Awards

Rebecca Millar (Graduate)

Adele Langusch (Student)


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