The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2018 Queensland Architecture Awards.

Six projects were awarded the highest honour, the Award of Excellence, with nineteen others receiving Landscape Architecture Awards, and three receiving the new Regional Achievement Award. 

According to the jury, while some awarded projects benefitted from generous budgets, many others were able to achieve impressive results with a small budget. The jury saw this as evidence of the value of creative landscape architecture and committed clients, with these projects demonstrating that high quality outdoor spaces can and should be available to all.

The winners:

Civic Landscape Award of Excellence

Palmwoods New Town Square – Sunshine Coast Council

04-HERO-PalmwoodsTownSquare-PeterSyson-2.jpg Photography by Peter Syson

Civic Landscape Landscape Architecture Award

HOTA Outdoor Stage - CUSP, TOPOTEK1, ARM

Parklands Project - Lat27 in collaboration with AAA Joint Venture (Archipelago, ARM and Arkhefield) and DesignFlow

Riverside Centre Revitalisation - 360 Degrees Landscape Architects

Surf Parade Place Making Project, Broadbeach - City of Gold Coast

Parks and Open Space Award of Excellence

Rockhampton Riverside – Urbis 

Photography by Florian Groehn

Parks and Open Space Landscape Architecture Award

Scarborough Beach Park Southern Upgrade - ASPECT Studios

Slacks Tracks - Logan City Council

Play Spaces Award of Excellence 

Centenary Lakes Nature Play – Landplan Landscape Architecture

Photography by Andrew Watson

Play Spaces Landscape Architecture Award

Goodstart Early Learning Centre Adelaide Street - Greenedge Design Consultants

Infrastructure Landscape Architecture Award

Bundaberg CBD Revitalisation – Archipelago

Tourism Award of Excellence

HOTA Outdoor Stage – CUSP, TOPOTEK1, ARM

Photography by John Gollings

Tourism Landscape Architecture Award 

Maravista – CUSP

Urban Design Landscape Architecture Award

Smithfield Street Revitalisation – Place Design Group & Gympie Regional Council

University of Queensland St Lucia Campus Master Plan – Urbis 

Fish Lane – RPS

Landscape Planning Award of Excellence

Brisbane Airport Strategy Manual – Tract Consultants and Urban Enquiry

Kangaroo Point Peninsula Urban Renewal Strategy – Urban Renewal Brisbane, Lat27 and BVN

Research, Policy and Communication Landscape Architecture Award

Bell Street Mall Study – Tract Consultants

Community Contribution Landscape Architecture Award

Bell Street Mall Study – Tract Consultants

Palmwoods New Town Square – Sunshine Coast Council and CoDesign Studio

Small Projects Award of Excellence 

Wembley Link Pathway Public Art – Logan City Council

Image: LCC

Small Projects Landscape Architecture Award 

Caloundra Christian College Early Learning Centre – Greenedge Design Consultants

The Link – Lat 27

Gardens Landscape Architecture Award

The New Backyard – Lexington, Akira, St Julien and Oxley & Stirling

Regional Achievement Award

Scenic Rim: Tambourine Mountain Village Greens – John Mongard Landscape Architects

Central Queensland: Rockhampton Riverside – Urbis

Darling Downs: Oakey Creek Linear Corridor – FRED St