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    Climate-resilient design wins big at AILA Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards

    Some of Queensland’s best landscape architecture projects were celebrated at the recent Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards program. 

    The AILA Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards 2016 saw 14 awards being given across 11 categories including civic landscape, parks and open space, infrastructure, conservation, tourism, urban design, communities and gardens. This year’s awards program, which recognised the best projects in design, planning and delivery of parks, greenlinks and urban spaces across the state, also saw a shift towards climate-conscious design as landscape architects paved the way towards more resilient communities.

    The expert jury said:

    “The result of dynamic engagement and collaboration with clients, communities and cultures, and between the public and private sectors, this year’s submissions illustrate the critical role of landscape planning and design as catalysts for expressing community identity, sense of place, and for energising local economies.

    “Design for living with climate change, for living within our means, is also evidently no longer a special add-on to well-funded projects alone: it is now core business. The 2016 jury applauds this demonstrated strength of our profession, and urges Landscape Architects to intensify our advocacy for the design of more resilient landscapes, and to continue to give voice to communities and promote the work of landscape architects in creating innovative living places.”

    Winning projects included the $100 million Brisbane Ferry Terminals Project involving the upgrade of eight terminals by the Brisbane City Council; the spectacular Yeppoon Water Play park; the Cairns Foreshore Development; and the Gold Coast’s Chinatown development among many more.

    Katie Roberson, Queensland Chapter Manager, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects commented that Queenslanders should be very proud of these projects as they exemplify the importance of innovative, well-planned open spaces that allow for the outdoor lifestyle enjoyed by everyone.

    The Award of Excellence and Landscape Architecture Award winners at the state level will now proceed through to the national awards, to take place in the second half of the year where one project will be awarded the best landscape architect project in the country.

    AILA Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards 2016 Winners

    CIVIC LANDSCAPE

    Award of Excellence

    Brisbane Ferry Terminals Project by Lat27 for Brisbane City Council

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    Landscape Architecture Award

    • Chinatown Gold Coast by City Place Making - City of Gold Coast for City Place Making

    PARKS AND OPEN SPACE

    Award of Excellence

    Riverside Green Playground by RPS Australia Asia Pacific & Urban Play for Wendy Badger and Shaun Walsh City Parkland Services. Photography by Jason Daley

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    Landscape Architecture Award

    • Orion Lagoon by Vee Design for Ipswich City Council

    INFRASTRUCTURE

    Award of Excellence

    Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade Project - Reference Urban Design Framework by FRED St for Brisbane City Council

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    LAND CONSERVATION

    Award of Excellence

    Bill Benham Park by Projects Office, Brisbane City Council for Natural Environment Water and Sustainability Branch, Brisbane City Council

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    Landscape Architecture Award

    • Palmview Forest Stages 1 to 5 by Greenedge Design Consultants for Palmview Enterprises

    TOURISM

    Award of Excellence

    Yeppoon Water Play by Vee Design for Livingstone Shire Council

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    Landscape Architecture Award

    • Cairns Foreshore Development by RPS Australia Asia Pacific for Queensland Ports Corporation T/A Ports North

    URBAN DESIGN

    Award of Excellence

    Albert Street Vision by Hassell + Urban Renewal Brisbane, Brisbane City Council for Brisbane City Council

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    Landscape Architecture Award

    • Place Making Mooloolaba Master Plan by Aecom Australia for Sunshine Coast Council

    COMMUNITIES

    Award of Excellence

    The Green Space Strategy by John Mongard, Gavin Hardy, Alvin Kirby, Michelle Kirby-Brown for West End Community Association (WECA), Kurilpa Futures, Transition Kurilpa

    Landscape Architecture Award

    • Place Making Mooloolaba by Sunshine Coast Council & Aecom for Sunshine Coast Council

    GARDENS

    Award of Excellence

    Mount Alvernia College, Kedron by Lat27 for Mount Alvernia College, Kedron. Photography by Christopher Frederick-Jones

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