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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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Sticks and Stones Landscape Design (Fiona Ericsson) won the Best in Category award in the Rural or Coastal Landscape Design category.

Winners announced: 2019 AILDM National Awards

6 Sep 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) has announced the winners of its 2019 awards program.

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"Connect and Celebrate" by Tract.

Five ‘visionary ideas’ for Brisbane golf course transformation

3 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Brisbane City Council has published five speculative plans for the transformation of a golf course north of Brisbane’s CBD into a public park.

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Research shows that climate change is contributing to increasing bushfire risk.

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects declares climate emergency

29 Aug 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has declared a Climate and Biodiversity Loss Emergency.

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Federation Square by Lab Architecture Studio and Bates Smart.

Federation Square earns heritage status for cultural significance

27 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Heritage Council of Victoria has determined that Federation Square is to be added to the Victorian Heritage Register.

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The proposed Macaulay Terraces in the Moonee Ponds Creek Strategic Opportunities Plan.

Council endorses plan to transform ‘neglected’ Moonee Ponds Creek corridor

21 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

City of Melbourne councillors have voted to approve the final Moonee Ponds Creek Strategic Opportunities Plan, which calls for new green public spaces that will cater to the high levels of residential development in the area and boost flood resilience.

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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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