2017 SA Landscape Architecture Award Winners

The 2017 SA Landscape Architecture Awards highlighted the quality of works being undertaken by landscape architects across South Australia. It was a chance to come together as an institute and celebrate the best in design, leadership and the realisation of quality public spaces across the state.

The 2017 awards program brought together a high quality collection of local projects, from large town parks in anticipation of new communities, newer greener spaces in older communities, to small spaces that support healing or learning. Each project demonstrated the important role landscape architects play in building stronger communities, through a focus on quality in design, collaboration and built outcomes.

Over the last two years, AILA SA has found our greatest impact in advocacy to government, in collaboration with our design partners, and in engagement with the public, when we articulate the role landscape architects can play in building stronger healthier communities.

Design quality is valued when we demonstrate how it builds stronger communities. Green infrastructure or environmental stewardship becomes a focus when it is framed through building stronger communities. Through shaping policy on climate change, the 30-Year plan for Greater Adelaide, the Planning Development and Infrastructure Act and more recently the Design Guidelines, we find the greatest attention when we frame our advice towards shaping stronger healthier communities.

Landscape architects are in a unique position and point in time locally to help facilitate crucial conversations between government, the design community and the public towards the planning, design and delivery of a better built environment that contributes to the liveability and vibrancy of South Australia.

The diversity of 28 entrants, across nine categories, reveals the many ways the profession of landscape architecture is committed to seeing South Australia advance, to build on the quality of life that has Adelaide recognised as the fifth most liveable city to live. Thank you to all who contributed to the success of the 2017 Awards and continuing to raise the profile of the profession across South Australia and the great work we do!

Ben Willsmore is the AILA SA President

 

Full List of 2017 SA Landscape Architecture Award Winners

CATEGORY 1: CIVIC LANDSCAPE

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Photo: Sweet Lime

BOWDEN MAIN PARK
Award of Excellence
Entrant Practice: ASPECT Studios
Precinct / Area: Bowden
Client: Renewal SA

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Photo: Daryl Tian

COLONEL LIGHT CENTRE FORECOURT GREEN WALL
Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: City of Adelaide – Design & Strategy
Precinct / Area: Adelaide
Client: City of Adelaide

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Photo: Sam Noonan

HOLLAND STREET UPGRADE
Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: JPE Design Studio
Precinct / Area: City of West Torrens – Thebarton
Client: City of West Torrens

CATEGORY 2: PARKS AND OPEN SPACE

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Photo: Deco Photography

TIDLANGGA PLAYSPACE AND POCKET ORCHARD
Parks and Open Space
Award of Excellence
Entrant Practice: City of Adelaide – Design & Strategy
Precinct / Area: City of Adelaide – North Adelaide
Client: City of Adelaide

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Image supplied

COBBLER CREEK RECREATION PARK
Parks and Open Space Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: Birdseye Studios
Precinct / Area: Salisbury East
Client: Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources

CATEGORY 3: PLAY SPACES

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Photo: Dan Schulz

ADELAIDE ZOO NATURE’S PLAYGROUND
Play Spaces Award of Excellence
Entrant Practice: WAX Design
Precinct / Area: Adelaide
Client: Zoos SA

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Photo: Sam Noonan

DECD PRESCHOOL OUTDOOR LEARNING AREAS 2015
Play Spaces Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: JPE Design Studio
Precinct / Area: Adelaide, Woodville South, Huntfield Heights, College Park, Port Augusta Solomontown
Client: Department for Education and Child Development

CATEGORY 8: URBAN DESIGN

Photo: Simon Vaughan

VICTOR HARBOR MAINSTREET PRECINCT PROJECT
Urban Design Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: WAX Design
Precinct / Area: City of Victor Harbor
Client: City of Victor Harbor

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Image supplied

SIXTH STREET REVITALISATION PROJECT
Urban Design Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: Jensen PLUS
Precinct / Area: Murray Bridge
Client: The Rural City of Murray Bridge

CATEGORY 9: LANDSCAPE PLANNING

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Image supplied

ADELAIDE PARK LANDS MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2015 – 2025
Landscape Planning Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: City of Adelaide Design & Strategy and JPE Design Studio
Precinct / Area: City of Adelaide
Client: City of Adelaide

CATEGORY 11: COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION

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Photo: Tara Graham-Cochrane

MARY POTTER HOSPICE HEALING GARDEN
Community Contribution Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: DesignWELL Landscape Architects
Precinct / Area: North Adelaide
Client: Mary Potter Hospice Foundation

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Photo: Don Brice

HASLOP RESERVE PLAYSPACE
Community Contribution Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: ASPECT Studios
Precinct / Area: Malvern
Client: City of Unley

CATEGORY 12: SMALL PROJECTS

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Photo: Dan Schulz

84 COURTYARD AND VERGE
Small Projects Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: Oxigen
Precinct / Area: Adelaide
Client: Oxigen

CATEGORY 13: GARDENS

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Photo: Dan Schulz

QUANDONG GARDEN
Gardens Award of Excellence
Entrant Practice: Oxigen
Precinct / Area: Burnside
Client: Penelope Hayter

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Photo: Dan Schulz

ABG KITCHEN GARDEN
Gardens Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: Oxigen
Precinct / Area: Adelaide
Client: Botanic Gardens of South Australia

RESEARCH, POLICY AND COMMUNICATION

KT LEGACY – CREATIVE IN RESIDENCE
Research, Policy and Communication Award of Excellence
Entrant Practice: TCL Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Client: TCL

SOUTH AUSTRALIA SPECIFIC AWARD

REBECCA CONNELLY
Future Leader Graduate Award
Practice: City of Adelaide

ADELE LANGUSCH
Future Leader Student Award
University of Adelaide

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Header image: Adelaide Botanic Garden Kitchen Garden (photo: Dan Schulz)

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