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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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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

1 Feb 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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