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The Arc by Koichi Takada Architects.

Winners revealed: 2019 Think Brick Awards

20 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The winners of the 2019 Think Brick Awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

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Manatj Park (Kings Square), Perth City Link by Plan E Landscape Architects with Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects and Lyons Architects

Shortlist revealed: 2019 Australian Urban Design Awards

16 Aug 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Fifty-two entries have been shortlisted in the 2019 edition of the Australian Urban Design Awards.

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Central Melbourne.

Infrastructure Australia warns ‘more must be done’ to maintain quality of life

15 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Infrastructure Australia has warned that despite rising rates of investment in infrastructure, “more must be done if we are to maintain, let alone enhance, our quality of life and economic efficiency.”

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Barangaroo Point, Sydney, November 2014. Aerial image taken from Nearmap.

International landscape architecture prize offers unprecedented US$100,000

14 Aug 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

US-based education and advocacy organization The Cultural Landscape Foundation has launched an international landscape architecture prize worth US$100,000 to be conferred biennially.

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Aerial photography of the former Brookes Jetty.

Ideas competition to rebuild beloved St Kilda beach jetty

13 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A community-based organization in Melbourne’s St Kilda has launched a $5,000 ideas competition to reimagine a historic jetty.

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Central Park, Ho Chi Minh City by LAVA and Aspect Studios.

LAVA, Aspect win competition to design major public park in Ho Chi Minh City

7 Aug 2019, Patrick Hunn

LAVA and Aspect Studios have designed a new park featuring sunken plazas, rainwater-harvesting “plants” and a curvaceous walkway plan inspired by the site’s history in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.

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The reworked Marker Building in the Rich Street Creative Hub by Turner and McGregor Coxall.

Creative hub by Turner and McGregor Coxall approved for Sydney’s inner west

3 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel has approved a proposal for a commercial precinct that will accommodate 460 artists and creative workers for a site in Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner west.

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Creative director sought for 2020 International Festival of Landscape Architecture

Creative director sought for 2020 International Festival of Landscape Architecture

2 Aug 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects is calling for expressions of interest for the role of creative director for the 2020 International Festival of Landscape Architecture.

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Whynot St Pool and Carport by Kieron Gait Architects and Dan Young Landscape Architect.

Queensland landscape architect wins at Houses Awards

1 Aug 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

A project by Kieron Gait Architects and Dan Young Landscape Architect has taken out the Garden or Landscape category at the 2019 Houses Awards.

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August issue of LAA out now

August issue of LAA out now

31 Jul 2019, Emily Wong

A preview of the August 2019 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

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City Bikeways - North South Bikeway by City of Adelaide won an Award of Excellence in the Infrastructure category.

Winners revealed: 2019 SA Landscape Architecture Awards

27 Jul 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

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

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Creative Quarter Cycle Hub, Curtin University by Place Laboratory won the Award of Excellence in the Infrastructure category.

Winners revealed: 2019 WA Landscape Architecture Awards

27 Jul 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

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

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Finalist: Planning & Urban Design – Wynyard Central Master Plan by Architectus.

NZ Architecture Awards shortlist announced

22 Jul 2019, ArchitectureNow Editorial Desk

The New Zealand Institute of Architects has revealed the 45 finalists for this year’s National Architecture Awards.

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Ranger Trevor Bramwell on the walk up to the Split Rock art galleries in Cape York’s Quinkan Country in 2017.

Budj Bim’s world heritage listing is an Australian first – what other Indigenous cultural sites could be next?

18 Jul 2019, Gary Jackson, Jordan Ralph

The World Heritage Listing of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape in south-west Victoria could open the door for other Australian Indigenous sites to gain World Heritage List recognition.

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Barangaroo South Public Domain by Aspect and Oculus.

Winners revealed: 2019 NSW Landscape Architecture Awards

8 Jul 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

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

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Lily Pads by Inspiring Place.

Winners revealed: 2019 Tasmania Landscape Architecture Awards

5 Jul 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

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

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The proposed Kingston Arts Precinct by Fender Katsalidis and Oculus.

Major new Canberra arts precinct on its way

4 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The proposed Kingston Arts Precinct in Canberra, designed Fender Katsalidis and Oculus, has kicked off following an agreement between the ACT government and developer.

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Maitland Riverlink by Chrofi (NSW), award winner in the Civic And Community Centers category.

Australian projects recognized at Chicago Athenaeum’s International Architecture Awards

4 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The winners have been announced for the 2019 International Architecture Awards, organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

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ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury, presents the ‘Stomping Grounds’ with their award.

Cross-disciplinary team wins AILA ideas competition with community-empowering scheme

4 Jul 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

A cross-disciplinary team has won the Canberra-based Remaking Lost Connections ideas competition organized by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

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Riverside Open Space by Hassell.

Construction begins on Hassell-designed park and pavilion at Brisbane’s South Bank

3 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A derelict restaurant has been demolished to make way for a new green open space on the banks of the Brisbane River.

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Arundel Wetlands by City of Gold Coast won the Award of Excellence in the Infrastructure category.

Winners announced: 2019 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards

21 Jun 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Awards highlighted projects that celebrated environmental and historic landmark preservation, reimagined neglected urban nodes and brought communities together.

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Bendigo Hospital Project by Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart and Oculus was the winner of the Built Projects – City and Regional Scale award in 2018.

Jury announced: 2019 Australian Urban Design Awards

18 Jun 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The jury for the 2019 Australian Urban Design Awards has been announced.

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Bendigo Hospital Project by Oculus Landscape Architecture and Urban Design won the Award of Excellence in the Civic Landscape category.

Winners announced: 2019 VIC Landscape Architecture Awards

15 Jun 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2019 VIC Landscape Architecture Awards.

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Showground station by Hassell.

Hassell completes stations, parks and plazas for Sydney Metro Northwest

11 Jun 2019, Patrick Hunn

The first leg of Sydney’s new driverless Sydney Metro railway project is finished, replete with new train stations and surrounding landscapes designed by Hassell.

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Photographic exhibition explores Tanzania's landscapes

Photographic exhibition explores Tanzania’s landscapes

7 Jun 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

An exhibition of aerial images by Melbourne-based photographer Dianna Snape documents the evocative landscapes of Tarangire National Park.

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Knutsford Stage 1 by Spaceagency Architects.

WA’s first State Design Review Panel to begin reviewing major projects

5 Jun 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Western Australia’s new State Design Review Panel has been named, and will now assess a range of significant public and private projects from a design perspective.

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Artist's impression of the rooftop space planned for 1 Treasury Place.

Aspect to design green roof pilot project in central Melbourne

29 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Aspect Studios will design a green roof atop a modernist government building in central Melbourne, as part of a research project being conducted by state and local governments.

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2017 MPavilion by OMA, winner of the Melbourne Award in 2018 for "Contribution to Profile by a Community Organisation."

In push to improve development, City of Melbourne adds Urban Design category to Melbourne Awards

21 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The City of Melbourne has announced an expansion of its annual awards program – the Melbourne Awards – that includes a category for outstanding urban design projects.

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A river red gum in Bulleen has been named the 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year.

2019 Victorian Tree of the Year announced

21 May 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Among the shortlisted trees was a weeping Mexican cyprus in Sunbury, a Turkey oak in Ballarat Botanic Gardens and a Tasmanian blue gum known as “The Tree of Knowledge” in Mount Helen.

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Sharon Harwood RPIA (fellow) was awarded Planning of the Year in the 2019 National Awards for Planning Excellence.

Celebrating the best in Australian planning in 2019

16 May 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Planning Institute of Australia held its 2019 National Awards for Planning Excellence Ceremony on the Gold Coast on 15 May 2019, awarding people and projects from around Australia for outstanding achievements in planning.

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A possible wetlands outcome from the plan in E-Gate.

City of Melbourne considers chain of new parks and wetlands in draft plan for Moonee Ponds Creek

13 May 2019, Patrick Hunn

The City of Melbourne is currently seeking public feedback on a plan for Moonee Ponds Creek which aims to create new green public spaces and boost flood resilience.

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Biodiversity in urban areas is dependent on greening initiatives

Plants tell stories of cultural connection

9 May 2019, Tanja Beer, Zena Cumpston

The Living Pavilion emphasizes the need for First Nations perspectives, histories and culture to take centre stage in the face of increasing ecological uncertainty.

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The May 2019 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

May issue of LAA out now

8 May 2019, Emily Wong

A preview of the May 2019 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

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B100 project by Openwork.

Openwork completes ‘landform’ alternative to Melbourne’s vehicle bollards

7 May 2019, Patrick Hunn

Openwork has completed a ‘landform’ installation in the courtyard of RMIT Design Hub in Melbourne that both provides seating and acts as a physical deterrent for vehicles.

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Hassell and SO–IL's proposed elevated inner-city park for Southbank's arts precinct.

‘Dramatic, diverse’ planting design for proposed Melbourne Arts Precinct public spaces

30 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

University of Sheffield landscape architecture professors will create seasonal planting for the proposed new public spaces at Melbourne’s Arts Precinct that will mirror the rotating art shows in the new galleries.

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New York-based studio Deborah Nevins and Associates with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop designed a forty-acre park as part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens.

Expansive hilltop park enhances Athens

29 Apr 2019, Howard Tanner

The forty-acre park for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens by New York-based landscape studio Deborah Nevins and Associates with Renzo Piano Building Workshop emphasizes drought-hardy species and on-site water collection and reuse.

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The Ocho Quebradas pavilion in Ios Vilos was designed and built by Josep Ferrando and a group of students and professors from the University of Finis Terrae.

Catalan architect Josep Ferrando to lead masterclass at Great Barrier Reef

23 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A 14-day masterclass with Catalan architect Josep Ferrando will see participants build a temporary pavilion in response to the history of Ellison Reef as a “coral battleground.”

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Kevin O’Brien at the Finding Country exhibition in Venice.

BVN principal Kevin O’Brien to speak at Landscape Australia Conference

17 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Kevin O’Brien, BVN principal and professor of Creative Practice at the University of Sydney, is the final speaker to join the line-up of the 2019 Landscape Australia Conference.

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Heide II exterior 1968, gelatin silver print, Heide Museum of Modern Art Collection, gift of the artist 1992.

Carmody Groarke, Openwork appointed to masterplan Heide Museum of Modern Art

15 Apr 2019, Linda Cheng

Heide Museum of Modern Art has appointed Carmody Groarke and Openwork to create a masterplan for the 15-acre site.

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Landscape Australia Conference, Melbourne, May 2019

Landscape Australia Conference, Melbourne, May 2019

15 Apr 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

An overview of the 2019 Landscape Australia Conference: Cultivating New Agencies.

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Henry Crothers, founding director of Auckland-based studio, Landlab.

Henry Crothers to speak at 2019 Landscape Australia Conference

10 Apr 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Henry Crothers, the founding director of Auckland-based practice Landlab, will be presenting a keynote lecture at the 2019 Landscape Australia Conference in Melbourne on 11 May.

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