Winners announced: 2020 SA and NT Landscape Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2020 SA Landscape Architecture Awards and the 2020 NT Landscape Architecture Awards.

In South Australia, awarded projects included a climate resilient landscape at Paringa Park Primary School by Peter Semple Landscape Architect; a pedestrian and cyclist connection through the coastal dunes of North Brighton by Oxigen; and a master plan for the creation of 1500 hectares of new national parkland in Adelaide’s southern suburbs by Aspect Studios.

Jury chair and AILA SA president Daniel Bennett said the winning projects in South Australia demonstrated the importance of collaboration in designing better environments.

“Successful landscape architecture projects are those that find the balance between community and stakeholder aspirations, environmental objectives and economic sustainability,” said Bennett. “This year’s top landscapes showcase the inherent value that collaboration brings to the process of delivering holistic outcomes.”

Taking out the Award of Excellence in the Health and Education category and the 2020 Healthy Parks Healthy People SA Award, the Paringa Park Primary School project “exemplifies how a collaborative design process leads to terrific outcomes. The combination of nature play design principles with biophilic and sustainable design best practice has delivered a play environment that is child-centric, site specific and reflective of the needs of the school now and into the future,” said Bennett.

Glenthorne National Park Master Plan led by Aspect Studios received the Award of Excellence in the Landscape Management category. The project presents a masterplan for the preservation and revitalization of a large area of open space in the Adelaide’s southern suburbs into an environmental and recreational precinct for the community.

“Defining, let alone creating, new urban national parks anywhere is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Bennett. “With an authentic and extensive co-design process which balanced community aspirations with environmental objectives and economic sustainability, Glenthorne National Park Master Plan sets a benchmark that will inform the coordinated approach to park planning and management for years to come.”

In the 2020 NT Landscape Architecture Awards, the Darwin Civic and State Square Master Plan by TCL in collaboration with Troppo Architects for the Northern Territory Government - Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics connects the edge of Darwin’s city centre to the waterfront through a series of shaded pedestrian spaces that aim to cool the city while attracting locals and tourists. The master plan was the winner of the Award of Excellence in the program’s Landscape Planning category.

“TCL, Troppo Architects (and the project team) are to be congratulated for their insight towards the project design and management of this visionary master plan for the Larrakia Nation and the city of Darwin,” said Bennett, who chaired both state award programs.

“The Larrakia and other local people were involved in the master planning of their Country and their city. The use of cultural mapping provides a great way of recording local cultural knowledge, not only for the project, but for future generations.”

2020 SA Landscape Architecture Awards

Gardens

Landscape Architecture Award

Kodo Apartments – Tract



Health and Education Landscape

Award of Excellence

Paringa Park Primary School – Peter Semple Landscape Architects

Landscape Architecture Award

King’s Baptist Grammar School ELC Landscape – JPE Design Studio

Paringa Park Primary School by Peter Semple Landscape Architect won the Award of Excellence in the Health and Education Landscape category.

Paringa Park Primary School by Peter Semple Landscape Architect won the Award of Excellence in the Health and Education Landscape category.

Image: Jason Tyndall


Infrastructure

Award of Excellence

Oaklands Crossing Grade Separation Project – Aspect Studios and Cox Architecture


Land Management

Award of Excellence

Glenthorne National Park Master Plan – Aspect Studios

Glenthorne National Park Master Plan by Aspect Studios took out the Award of Excellence in the Land Management category.

Glenthorne National Park Master Plan by Aspect Studios took out the Award of Excellence in the Land Management category.

Image: Aspect Studios



Parks and Open Space

Award of Excellence

Minda Coast Park – Oxigen

Landscape Architecture Award

Activating Heywood Park – City of Unley and Clover Green Space


Play Spaces

Landscape Architecture Award

George Whittle Reserve – JPE Design Studio
Para Wirra Nature Playspace – TCL

Small Projects

Award of Excellence

Colobus Sky Trail – Wax Design

Landscape Architecture Award

First Avenue Reserve – City of Marion

Colobus Sky Trail by Wax Design took out the Award of Excellence in the Small Projects category.

Colobus Sky Trail by Wax Design took out the Award of Excellence in the Small Projects category.

Image: Dan Schultz, Sweet Lime Photography



Tourism

Award of Excellence

Children’s Zoo – Wax Design



Urban Design

Award of Excellence

University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus Public Realm Concept Design – Aspect Studios

Landscape Architecture Award

Military Road and Main Street Precinct – JPE Design Studio



2020 AILA SA President’s Award

Paul Herzich (ODASA)



2020 AILA SA Future Leader Graduate Award

Chloe Organ (Jensen Plus)
Mauricio Herrera Villa (Wax Design)



2020 NT Landscape Architecture Awards

Landscape Planning

Award of Excellence

Darwin Civic and State Square Masterplan – TCL with Troppo Architects

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