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Landscape Architecture Australia

Landscape Architecture Australia Issue 163 August 2019

Landscape Architecture Australia is an authoritative and contemporary record of landscape architecture, urban design and land-use planning in Australia, presenting independent reviews of public, commercial and residential work, plus commissioned comment on contemporary issues. The official magazine partner of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

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in this issue

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Beau Beza Beau Beza is associate head of school (teaching and learning) at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin University. Catherin Bull Catherin Bull is emeritus professor of landscape architecture at the University of Melbourne and adjunct professor at Queensland University of Technology. Julian Bull Julian Bull is a registered landscape architect and ecologist. Mark Gillingham Mark Gillingham is the director of GLAS Landscape Architects and teaches at the University of Melbourne. Rosalea Monacella Rosalea Monacella is a registered landscape architect and faculty member in the landscape architecture department at Harvard University. Claire Martin Claire Martin is a landscape architect, writer, advocate and educator; and a director of the AILA National Board. Sue McIntyre Sue McIntyre is a plant ecologist with forty years’ experience researching and managing grassy woodlands. Ricky Ray Ricardo Ricky is communications coordinator at TCL, a sessional tutor at…

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This issue of Landscape Architecture Australia came together amid extensive commentary on the release of the United Nations report on biodiversity in May. The report’s grave findings – that unprecedented numbers of species are now under impending threat of extinction – present an alarming picture of the earth’s trajectory, and call for an extremely urgent rethink of opportunities and priorities in how we design with the environments around us. These thoughts are reflected in several articles in this issue. That landscape architecture can have a significant and meaningful impact continues to be explored in our August project selection. Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture’s clifftop garden in Sydney focuses on form and materiality in the creation of an intimate space for living (page 42). Hansen Partnership’s design for a new square in the…

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AILA FESTIVAL 2019 LAUNCHES The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has launched the website for its 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, which will take place in Melbourne from 10 to 13 October. The 2019 festival which will be themed “The Square and the Park,” is being curated by Cassandra Chilton of Rush Wright Associates, Kirsten Bauer of Aspect Studios and Jillian Wallis of the University of Melbourne. Through an extensive program of talks, panel discussions and events, the conference will investigate two landscape typologies – the square and the park – through the lens of contemporary landscape architectural concerns including design, politics, ecology and management. aila.org.au/2019festival INDIGENOUS ROOFTOP GARDEN OPENS Mirvac and cultural start-up Yerrabingin have launched Australia’s first Indigenous urban food production farm on the rooftop of Yerrabingin House in South…

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minister’s award for urban design

The renewal of the high street of Barcaldine, in rural Queensland, has won the top award at the 2019 Minister’s Award for Urban Design. Fifteen nominations were received for the third iteration of the program, which recognizes contemporary Queensland urban design projects of the highest quality, with one project winning an award and two others receiving commendations. Main Street Barcaldine by M3 Architecture and Brian Hooper Architect (architects in association) with Barcaldine Regional Council was named the sole award winner. The long-term redevelopment involved two major architectural projects – the Tree of Knowledge Memorial and The Globe Hotel. “The Main Street of Barcaldine is an exemplar project,” said the jury in its citation. “This targeted investment in high-quality urban design values the distinctive qualities of place and has delivered an exceptional and revitalized…

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the new groove

Scarborough Foreshore Redevelopment Scarborough, Western Australia TCL (Taylor Cullity Lethlean) and UDLA “…the beaches ran north and south, white and broad as highways in a dream, and men and babies stood in the surf while gulls hung in the haze above, casting shadows on the immodest backs of the oilslicked women.” – Tim Winton As in much of coastal Australia, beach culture is ingrained in the psyche of Perth. Those born in the city seem to inherit their beach preferences, while imported residents test the varied sand strips via proximity and activity – the linear development of Perth has put the beach within cooee of everyone, just head west. Whether it’s for swimming, surfing or snorkelling, the beach remains a highly egalitarian place, with beachgoers quite literally stripped bare of most class peripherals, shark…

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beneath the rail line

Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project Victoria Aspect Studios Attention to scale and a coordinated approach to colour have created an inviting series of spaces, well-suited to individual and collective inhabitation. Text Beau Beza Living near the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project and having seen (and heard) its construction, I was curious to experience this project’s outcome. The $1.6 billion project has involved the removal of nine level crossings, the realization of five new train stations and the creation of 22.5 hectares of public space for the community in Melbourne’s suburban south-east. At the heart of the project has been the design of a linear park stretching 8.4 kilometres from Carnegie to Hughesdale, Clayton and Noble Park, twelve kilometres of new shared-use pathways and thousands of new trees. With the project spanning a…