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Malop Street Green Spine by Outlines Landscape Architecture

State government overrules ‘reckless’ council to save Geelong green spine

25 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government has moved to protect the award-winning Geelong Green Spine from the local council’s wrecking ball, declaring Mercer and Garden streets a designated State Road Project.

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Cairns Performing Arts Centre by Cox Architecture in association with CA Architects.

2020 Queensland Minister’s Award for Urban Design announced

17 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Two projects have jointly won the top prize in the 2020 Queensland Minister’s Award for Urban Design.

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STEMM Building at University of Newcastle by Lyons and EJE Architecture.

New vision of University of Newcastle’s STEMM building

12 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The new STEMM building by Lyons and EJE is set to be the heart of a new integrated precinct at the University of Newcastles Callaghan campus.

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Artist's impression of "Greenheart".

200-hectare park mooted for Gold Coast

10 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Gold Coast council has revealed early plans for what could be the largest biodiversity reforestation project in Australia.

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Malop Street Green Spine by Outlines Landscape Architecture

Council’s green spine modification could cost it award

2 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

AILA national president Shaun Walsh says Geelong City Council’s “retrograde” decision to modify the Malop Street Green Spine raises questions about a 2019 national award.

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Malop Street Green Spine by Outlines Landscape Architecture

‘Retrograde, appalling waste’: AILA National Award-winning project to be trashed

28 Feb 2020, Patrick Hunn, Emily Wong

A Victorian council has decided to partially remove an award-winning green spine project less than two years after its completion.

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Southern Parklands Framework by Tyrrell Studio in collaboration with Western Sydney Parklands Trust took out the Award of Excellence for Parks and Open Space at the 2019 National Landscape Architecture Awards.

2020 National Landscape Architecture Awards jury named

21 Feb 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced the jury that will determine the winners of the 2020 National Landscape Architecture Awards.

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Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership.

New precinct category added to Good Design Awards

21 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A new category for precinct design joins 10 existing categories in the 2020 Good Design Awards.

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Ben Stockwin, CEO of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

AILA appoints new CEO

18 Feb 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has appointed Ben Stockwin as its new CEO.

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Aerial photograph of the Penrith CBD.

Study confirms that development contributes to urban heat

12 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

With 50-degree-plus summers on the horizon, could green and blue infrastructure help alleviate urban heat effects in highly developed areas?

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The Western Treatment Plant

Editor’s picks: Melbourne Design Week 2020

7 Feb 2020, Emily Wong

Landscape Australia’s selection of highlights from the 2020 Melbourne Design Week program, unfolding in March.

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National prize winner: Revival: Drug Rehabilitation Landscape by Oshadi Jayasinghe of Deakin University

2019 Landscape Student Prize

5 Feb 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The winners of the 2019 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize.

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Arcadia principals Alex Longley and Michael Barnett present UNSW graduate Kaylie Salvatori with the Arcadia scholarship in 2019.

Arcadia establishes national landscape architecture scholarship program for Indigenous students

4 Feb 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The scholarship is open to all Indigenous students enrolled in an AILA-accredited landscape architecture program.

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Burswood Park, Perth

Hassell to prepare new masterplan for Perth’s Burswood Park

4 Feb 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The masterplan is intended to deliver a “blueprint” for the park’s future, framing the long-term development of the waterfront site through 2035.

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The February 2020 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

February issue of LAA out now

3 Feb 2020, Emily Wong

A preview of the February 2020 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

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Brisbane's South Bank precinct.

Consortium appointed for ‘city shaping’ Brisbane South Bank masterplan

29 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The new masterplan will replace one completed in 1997 by Denton Corker Marshall.

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Melbourne CBD street to be pedestrianized

Melbourne CBD street to be pedestrianized

28 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The City of Melbourne has released designs for the beginnings of its plan to pedestrianize much of Elizabeth Street.

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Indicative image from the Victoria Park Draft Vision, featuring the planned cultural centre.

Draft vision for Brisbane’s largest open space revealed

21 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Brisbane City Council has revealed its draft vision for a new public park that is set to bring “nature back into the city.”

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Saxhóll Crater Stairway in Iceland by Icelandic studio Landslag ehf, winner of the 2018 Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize.

Entries open: 11th Rosa Barba Landscape Prize

16 Jan 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The 11th edition of the biennial international prize is now calling for submissions.

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Whynot St Pool and Carport by Kieron Gait Architects and Dan Young Landscape Architect, winner of the Garden or Landscape category at the 2019 Houses Awards.

Entries open: 2020 Houses Awards

14 Jan 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The awards include a “Garden or Landscape” category.

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Prahran Square by Lyons Architecture and Aspect Studios.

Burying carpark creates much-needed open space in Melbourne’s Prahran

9 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Lyons Architecture and Aspect Studios’ Prahan Square “puts pedestrians first” by moving an open air carpark underground.

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Aperture f/1.2, Shallow Inlet (2015). Each of the series of four installations decreased its aperture in response to the compression of the landscape around the bay, from primary sand dunes to rocky escarpment. Waratah Bay, Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria Fund 2015

TCL announces recipient of the 2020 Kevin Taylor Legacy Creative Grant

17 Dec 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The winner will use the grant to develop a “conceptual land-art project” that explores “objective awareness and [the] subjective experience of time.”

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Crowdfunding sought to replant tree sheltering Boyd's Walsh Street House

Crowdfunding sought to replant tree sheltering Boyd’s Walsh Street House

17 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Robin Boyd Foundation is seeking donations to help replace a significant, heritage-listed tree at Boyd’s seminal Walsh Street House.

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The Gender Equity: Next Steps report outlines how AILA aims to respond to gender inequities in the profession.

AILA releases gender equity action plan

5 Dec 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has released a report which sets out how it will address gender inequities in the profession.

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The Laslett Buildings in central Kalgoorlie.

Aspect Studios tapped to design Kalgoorlie city centre

27 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Aspect Studios has been awarded the detailed design tender for the transformation of a mining town in Western Australia.

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RMIT University’s New Academic Street by Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects, is cited as an exemplar of effective urban design in the Central Melbourne Design Guide.

Major update to Melbourne’s urban design policy

20 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

City of Melbourne councillors have endorsed two documents aimed at improving design quality in private developments.

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A concept for the riverfront presented in the City Reach Waterfront Masterplan.

Brisbane council plans overhaul of ‘crowded,’ ‘narrow’ CBD riverfront

14 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The stretch between the City Botanic Gardens and Howard Smith Wharves has been called “one of the least generous waterfronts” of its kind.

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The Shop of Opportunity, a large-scale installation by the Hotham Street Ladies, explores themes of feminism, community, suburbia, public space and gender equality.

Gender equity installation to activate suburban mall

7 Nov 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

A gender equity “shop” by the Hotham Street Ladies will form the centrepiece of a month-long festival in suburban Melbourne that aims to explore issues of gender inequality and gendered spaces.

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The November 2019 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

November issue of LAA out now

31 Oct 2019, Emily Wong

A preview of the November 2019 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia

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Howard Smith Wharves by HSW Nominees, Urbis and Woods Bagot

The winners of the 2019 Australian Urban Design Awards

30 Oct 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Ten of Australia’s best urban design works have received awards and commendations at the 2019 Australian Urban Design Awards.

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The Atrium, part of Place Design Group's Archerfield Wetlands precinct plan.

Post-industrial wasteland to become ‘immersive’ wetlands park

18 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A former industrial site in Brisbane will be restored and rehabilitated into an adventure nature park.

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First place winner: "The Gap" by Marti Fooks, Claire Winsor, Suhas Vasudeva and Jacqueline Heggli

Winners revealed: The Future Park Design Ideas Competition

16 Oct 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

An “ambitious vision that combines a critique of a social injustice with a driver for landscape change in the city“ has won The Future Park Design Ideas Competition.

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Bendigo Hospital Project by Oculus with Paul Thompson

2019 National Landscape Architecture Awards announced

11 Oct 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced the winners of the 2019 National Landscape Architecture Awards.

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Point Grey redevelopment by Searle x Waldron Architecture, Edwards Moore Projects and Bush Projects.

Convention centre, Great Ocean Road projects funded in action on Geelong city deal

9 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A roadmap for the implementation of the Geelong City Deal has been released by state, federal and local governments.

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Perth Pool by Group GSA.

Olympic-size pool proposal floated for Swan River

26 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Designed by Group GSA, the pool would sit within a simple, relocatable barge.

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Kathryn Gustafson, winner of the 2019 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award

American landscape architect named 2019 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award winner

19 Sep 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

American landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson has been announced the winner of the 2019 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award, IFLA’s highest honor.

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International Federation of Landscape Architects declares climate and biodiversity loss emergency

International Federation of Landscape Architects declares climate and biodiversity loss emergency

17 Sep 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The declaration follows the unanimous support of the 77 voting nations.

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The winning design for Parramatta Aquatic Centre by Grimshaw, Andrew Burges Architects and McGregor Coxall.

Ring-shaped aquatic centre design revealed after year of secrecy

12 Sep 2019, Linda Cheng

A funding dispute kept the winning design for Parramatta Aquatic Centre under wraps for more than a year.

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The Sydney Olympic Stadium by Populous and Bligh Lobb Sports Architecture will be refurbished.

Design competition launched for the Sydney stadium that survived demolition

11 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The $200,000-prize-pool competition calls for designs for the public precinct surrounding Sydney Olympic Park.

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First place winner in the 2019 LAGI competition – Starlit Stratus by Sunggi Park (Long Island City (NY), USA) uses solar photovoltaic to generate 2,484 MWh per year. A submission to the 2019 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition for Abu Dhabi.

2019 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition winners announced

11 Sep 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

A New York-based architect has been named the winner of the sixth Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) international design competition sited in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City.

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Asahikawa Kitasaito Garden by Takano Landscape Planning Co Ltd in Asahikawa, Japan, won an Outstanding Award in the Communities category in the 2017 IFLA Asia-Pac LA Awards.

Winners announced: 2019 IFLA Asia-Pacific Landscape Architecture Awards

6 Sep 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Four Outstanding Awards were given to projects in the categories of Analysis and Master Planning, Communities and Open Space.

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