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Aerial view of Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin and surrounds.

AILA (ACT) launches ideas competition for future of Canberra’s urban landscapes

9 Apr 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The ACT chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has launched an ideas competition calling for cross disciplinary teams of built environment professionals to design a proposal that “remakes lost connections” in Canberra.

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The Collingwood Arts Precinct, designed by Fieldwork with Simone Bliss Landscape Architecture.

Proposed Collingwood Arts Precinct to become a place for ‘creative collisions’

3 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Fieldwork and Simone Bliss Landscape Architecture have unveiled designs for the transformation of the abandoned Collingwood Technical School into an arts precinct.

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A proposed public square at Queen Victoria Market.

Civic square proposed for Queen Victoria Market

1 Apr 2019, Josh Harris

NH Architecture has developed alternative options for the renewal of Queen Victoria Market after Heritage Victoria blocked a proposal to construct a three-level basement beneath the market.

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Walter Hood, creative director and founder of Oakland-based practice, Hood Design Studio (USA).

Walter Hood joins 2019 Landscape Australia Conference

27 Mar 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Walter Hood, founder of Oakland-based Hood Design Studio, will be joining the diverse program of speakers assembling in Melbourne on 11 May.

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Main Street Barcaldine by M3 Architecture and Brian Hooper Architect (architects in association) with Barcaldine Regional Council.

Country town high street renewal scoops Minister’s Award for Urban Design

20 Mar 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The renewal of the high street of Barcaldine, in rural Queensland, has won the state’s top award at the 2019 Minister’s Awards for Urban Design in Queensland.

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Jared Thorp, a graduate of the Queensland University of Technology’s Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture) program, and winner of the 2019 Hassell Travelling Scholarship – Robin Edmond Award.

Hassell announces 2019 travelling scholarship winner

15 Mar 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Jared Thorp, a Queensland University of Technology graduate has been named the winner of the 2019 Hassell Travelling Scholarship – Robin Edmond Award.

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Satellite view of central Melbourne.

University of Melbourne and AILA launch speculative park design competition

13 Mar 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A new ideas competition invites landscape architects, urban designers, architects and planners to design a speculative park for a future Melbourne.

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Darwin's Civil and State Square precinct.

TCL, Troppo to masterplan Darwin’s Civic and State Square precinct

4 Mar 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The NT government has appointed TCL and Troppo to masterplan the redevelopment of Darwin’s principal public spaces.

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Thomas Woltz, principal of US-based practice Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.

Thomas Woltz to speak in Melbourne as part of the 2019 Victorian Design Program

1 Mar 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

American landscape architect Thomas Woltz, principal of US-based practice Nelson Byrd Woltz, will be participating in a conversation in Melbourne in March as part of the 2019 Victorian Design Program.

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The John F Kennedy Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey, UK, designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe in 1965.

Nominations open for 2019 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award

27 Feb 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The annual award celebrates a living landscape architect whose “achievements and contributions have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of society and the environment and on the promotion of the profession of landscape architecture.”

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Janet Laurence’s studio.

Janet Laurence exhibition reflects on the interconnectedness of living things

27 Feb 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

A major survey of the work of Australian artist Janet Laurence explores key themes from the artist’s career, including the plight of the natural world and the connections between living things.

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

Hassell, SO–IL to design public spaces for Melbourne’s arts precinct redevelopment

21 Feb 2019, Josh Harris

Hassell and SO–IL will design an elevated inner-city park and new pedestrian connections as part of redevelopment of Melbourne’s arts precinct in Southbank.

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Landscapes of Cohabitation, Antiparos. Designed by Doxiadis Plus.

Editor’s picks: Top events at Melbourne Design Week 2019

14 Feb 2019, Emily Wong

Unfolding over 11 days in March, Melbourne Design Week 2019 will offer more than 200 events across Melbourne and Geelong. LandscapeAU rounds up the top landscape-related events of the program.

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The “Lollipop Tree” at Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve, winner of the 2018 Victorian Tree of the Year contest.

Nominations open: 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year contest

13 Feb 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Nominations have opened for the 2019 iteration of the Victorian Tree of the Year contest.

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Brisbane landscape architect and Wilson Architects director Elizabeth “Beth” Wilson.

Brisbane landscape architect Beth Wilson dies aged 85

8 Feb 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Wilson Architects director Elizabeth “Beth” Wilson, described as a “doyenne” of landscape architecture, has died aged 85.

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Aerial view of Centennial Park, Sydney.

NSW government introduces minister to ‘champion’ public spaces

5 Feb 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW government has announced it will introduce a new ministerial portfolio for public spaces.

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National prize winner: Tasting Territory – Xingyuan Chen, RMIT University.

2018 Landscape Student Prize

31 Jan 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The winners of the 2018 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize.

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The February 2019 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

February issue of LAA out now

30 Jan 2019, Emily Wong

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

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Guilfoyle’s Volcano at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne designed by Andrew Laidlaw.

Vic govt. pledges $5m for new nature and science precinct at Royal Botanic Gardens

29 Jan 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian Government has committed $5 million to begin work on the planning and design of a new nature and science precinct at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Winner of the 2018 LAGI competition: Light Up by NH Architecture, with students from RMIT Architecture, Ark Resources and John Bahoric Design.

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City announced as site for 2019 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition

17 Jan 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Landscape architects, designers and members of the public are invited to design a clean energy-producing artwork for a site within Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.

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The Bininj (Traditional Owner) Resource Centre in the masterplan for Jabiru by NAAU and Enlocus.

Funding pledges support $446m Kakadu town masterplan

16 Jan 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The federal government and opposition have both pledged more than $200 million to “upgrade” and “improve” Kakadu National Park and support the revitalization of the park’s mining town, Jabiru.

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Kantana Film and Animation Institute, Thailand by Bangkok Project Studio, whose director Boonserm Premthada is presenting a keynote lecture at The Architecture Symposium.

Possibilities and creativity in architecture: Asia Pacific Architecture Forum returns to Brisbane 

11 Jan 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Featuring exhibitions, symposia, tours and workshops, the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum will return to Brisbane from 13 to 26 March, 2019.

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Nic Monisse, landscape architect and comedian.

Comedy show at Perth festival highlights humour found in the built environment

10 Jan 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Perth-born landscape architect and comedian Nic Monisse will be performing a comedy show exploring cities and the built environment as part of the 2019 Perth Fringe World Festival program.

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The proposed town square designed by Richards and Richards and Spence and RPS Group will extend beneath a railway overpass.

‘Town square’ to transform Brisbane’s Fish Lane

10 Jan 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Richards and Spence and RPS Group have designed a new ‘town square’ for Brisbane’s Fish Lane that will comprise an urban park, hospitality, retail and gallery spaces.

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Green Square Library and Plaza by Stewart Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture.

Newly completed Green Square Library and Plaza wins global library award

3 Jan 2019, Linda Cheng

Designed by Stewart Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture, the Green Square Library and Plaza was named best library in the world built since 2013.

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Indicative design of the UTS Indigenous college.

Australia’s first Indigenous residential college to be built at UTS

3 Jan 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has announced plans to build a $100 million residential college for Indigenous students on or near its Ultimo campus.

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Federation Square by Lab Architecture Studio and Bates Smart.

2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture creative directors announced

20 Dec 2018, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Jillian Walliss of the University of Melbourne, Kirsten Bauer – director at Aspect Studios and Cassandra Chilton – principal at Rush Wright Associates have been appointed as the creative directors of the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture.

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The Census Report 2001-2016 – Women in Landscape Architecture was commissioned by AILA in collaboration with Parlour and the Monash XYX Lab.

AILA census report reveals mixed progress in gender equity

20 Dec 2018, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

A report commissioned by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects as part of a gender equity project launched in March 2018 has identified both encouraging and worrying trends in terms of womens’ participation in landscape architecture.

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Proposed CDU city campus by Hames Sharley.

Darwin to undergo major $200m refresh under new city deal

7 Dec 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

A new campus for Charles Darwin University and a fine arts gallery are mooted for Darwin’s CBD in a city deal announced for the Northern Territory capital.

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Maitland Riverlink by Chrofi and McGregor Coxall.

Regional Australian projects win at 2018 World Architecture Festival Awards

3 Dec 2018, Linda Cheng

Two regional Australian projects have taken out the their respective categories at the 2018 World Architecture Festival Awards.

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Hyde Park Barracks.

Paul Keating, Lucy Turnbull to develop plan for Sydney’s historic Macquarie Street precinct

2 Dec 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

Paul Keating and Lucy Turnbull will develop a long-term vision for a precinct in the eastern part of the Sydney CBD, which is home to some of the city’s oldest buildings.

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The Monash University Learning and Teaching Building by John Wardle Architects won in the Architectural Design – Educational Buildings category.

Australian projects recognized in international awards

23 Nov 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

Eight Australian projects were named winners in the 2018 Architecture Masterprize.

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The 2018 NGV Architecture Commission designed by Muir and Openwork.

Competition launched for 2019 NGV Architecture Commission

23 Nov 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

The National Gallery has launched a design competition for the fifth annual Architecture Commission to be installed in 2019.

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Doubleground by Muir and Openwork.

NGV unveils 2018 Architecture Commission

23 Nov 2018, Linda Cheng

The 2018 NGV Architecture Commission, designed by Muir and Openwork, is inspired by childhood memories and the geometries of the Roy Grounds-design building.

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Katelin Butler.

Architecture Media appoints new editorial director

22 Nov 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

Architecture Media has appointed Houses editor Katelin Butler as its new editorial director, following the departure of Cameron Bruhn.

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Indicative design of the Channel Nine site redevelopment by Chrofi.

Chrofi, McGregor Coxall-masterplanned redevelopment of former Channel Nine studios recommended for approval

19 Nov 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

Masterplanned by Chrofi and McGregor Coxall, the redevelopment of Channel Nine’s former studios in Sydney into a residential complex has been recommended for approval.

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The Panda Land masterplan by Hassell in collaboration with the Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute and Joe Coe Design.

Hassell wins competition to design ‘Panda Land’ in China

16 Nov 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

Australian-born practice Hassell has been named winner of a competition to masterplan a connected, immersive “panda trail” crossing the Chinese city of Chengdu.

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The proposed Sydney Fish Market designed by 3XN/GXN, BVN and Aspect Studios.

Final design for new Sydney Fish Market unveiled

7 Nov 2018, Linda Cheng

The NSW government says the relocated Sydney Fish Market will become the major cultural facility at the centre of a new harbour-side precinct.

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The November 2018 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

November issue of LAA out now

30 Oct 2018, Emily Wong

A preview of the November 2018 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

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The new rail line between Caulfield and Dandenong in Melbourne's south-east, designed by Cox Architecture and Aspect Studios.

Melbourne level-crossing removal project wins Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Award

26 Oct 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

The Cox Architecture and Aspect Studios-designed Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Project has been awarded the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Award.

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

2018 Australian Urban Design Awards announced

26 Oct 2018, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The recipients of the 2018 Australian Urban Design Awards were announced at a ceremony in Sydney on Thursday 25 October.

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