Winners announced: 2018 SA Landscape Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2018 SA Landscape Architecture Awards.

The transformation of a town’s main street and a playspace developed in collaboration with Kaurna elders were among the winners at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) 2018 SA Landscape Architecture Awards, announced Friday 27 July in Adelaide.

Reflecting on the submissions the jury noted the consistent focus on people as a driver behind the designs.

“People are at the core of everything landscape architects do. When we focus on the needs of people, spaces become places; they become social, and culturally rich; they require comfort and amenity, and in turn offer health benefits and improve well-being; they teach custodianship of the environment; and can encourage investment and economic stimulus,” the jury commented.

“Entries received are testament to the incredible breadth of the landscape architecture profession and the diversity of skills that landscape architects have to offer. From major civic and infrastructure projects to small scale interventions, landscape architects continue to contribute positively to the quality of life in our cities, suburbs and regional areas.”

Ben Willsmore, AILA SA Chapter state president: “The 2018 Awards again demonstrate the diversity of ways Landscape Architects are making positive contributions to the quality of life for all South Australians. Each project demonstrates the important role Landscape Architects play in building stronger communities, through a focus on quality in design, collaboration and built outcomes.”

The 2018 AILA SA award jury comprised Simon Lee – The Office for Design and Architecture SA (jury chair); Claire Winsor – associate landscape architect at Oculus (Victoria); Grace Lin – principal, Design at the City of Adelaide; Brett Grimm – senior advisor, City Activation at the City of Marion and director at BGLA; and Sally Smith – general manager, Planning and Development, Development Division at the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (SA).

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

Landscape Architecture Awards

Bank Street Upgrade – City of Adelaide and Renewal SA

Royal Adelaide Hospital – Tract Consultants

Parks and Open Space

Award of Excellence

Oaklands Park & Wetland – TCL (Taylor Cullity Lethlean)

Landscape Architecture Award

Mukanthi Nature Playspace – Peter Semple landscape architects (PSLA) & Climbing Tree Creations in collaboration with indigenous artist Allan Sumner

Play Spaces

Award of Excellence

Mukanthi Nature Playspace – Peter Semple landscape architects (PSLA) & Climbing Tree Creations in collaboration with indigenous artist Allan Sumner

Landscape Architecture Award

Alberton Primary School, ‘The Nest’ – JPE Design Studio

Infrastructure

Landscape Architecture Award

O-Bahn City Access Project – Oxigen

Cultural Heritage

Award of Excellence

Willunga Mainstreet Project – Wax Design

Landscape Architecture Award

Royal Adelaide Hospital – Tract Consultants

Urban Design

Landscape Architecture Awards

Royal Adelaide HospitalTract Consultants

Willunga Mainstreet Project – Wax Design

Tourism

Landscape Architecture Award

Station Lane – Wax Design

Onkaparinga River Recreation Park & National Park Visitor Facilities Upgrade – Aspect Studios

Small Projects

Award of Excellence

Station Lane – Wax Design

Landscape Architecture Award

Parkour @ Hackham West – City of Onkaparinga

Gardens

Landscape Architecture Awards

Maylands Residence – Wax Design

Loreto – Adventure and Nature Play – Oxigen

2018 AILA SA President’s Award

Tonsley Innovation – District Government of South Australia - Renewal SA

2018 Future Leaders Award – Graduate

Katarina Baumann – Wax Design

The Adelaide Review – People’s Choice Award

Point Malcolm Reserve – City of Charles Sturt Urban Design Team

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