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Landscape Architecture Australia Issue 164 November 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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Liam Mouritz Liam Mouritz is a landscape architect and graduate of the Architectural Association’s Landscape Urbanism program. He works for Hassell in Shanghai. Daryl Tian Daryl is a recently registered landscape architect who works at the City of Adelaide. He is a co-leader of SAILA Fresh. Dianna Snape Dianna Snape is a Melbourne-based photographer specializing in architectural, interior and landscape photography. Benjamin Horne Benjamin Horne is a graduate landscape architect at Hassell in Melbourne and the social media director for AILA Fresh Victoria. 2019 AWARDS JURIES Australian Urban Design Awards The awarding jury: Malcolm Snow (jury chair and chief executive officer, City Renewal Authority), Amy Muir (director, Muir Architecture), Michael McKeown (director, Jensen Plus), Linda Corkery (discipline director Landscape Architecture, UNSW Sydney). The shortlisting jury: Malcolm Snow (jury chair and chief executive officer, City Renewal Authority), Julian Bolleter (acting director, Australian…

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annual awards issue

Our annuals awards issue of Landscape Architecture Australia marks an opportunity to reflect on the ideas, opportunities and challenges that have shaped the profession in 2019. After attending the Global Climate Strike in Melbourne in September, and following declarations by both the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) of a climate and biodiversity loss emergency, I have been struck by an even more extreme sense of urgency around the need to respond with sustained and committed action that leads to measurable change. How landscape architecture takes on the challenge of embracing and harnessing the potential of the profession to effect political change and drive reform at an institutional level will be definitive of its path ahead. Collected between these pages are the outcomes of…

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NEW INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE PRIZE US-based advocacy organization The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has launched a major international landscape architecture prize to be conferred biennially. The prize, worth US$100,000, will honour a living sole practitioner or team for “creative, courageous, and visionary work” in the field of landscape architecture. It aims to raise the visibility of the field and its practitioners, with the inaugural award to be presented in 2021. tclf.org ASPECT DESIGNS PARK IN VIETNAM Aspect Studios and Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) have jointly won an international design competition for the major redevelopment of a public park in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The project will accompany the Ben Thanh underground railway station being built as part of the city’s new metro network. The park design features sunken plazas, artificial…

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australian urban design awards 2019

AWARDS CONVENORS ORGANIZER FOUNDING SUPPORTER Note: Where a conflict of interest was declared by a member of the jury, the juror abstained from the category in question. On the shortlisting jury was Malcolm Snow (Jury chair and chief executive officer, City Renewal Authority), Julian Bolleter (acting director, Australian Urban Design Research Centre, University of Western Australia), Angelo Candalepas (director, Candalepas Associates), William Chandler (director, Chandler Consulting Services), Linda Corkery (discipline director Landscape Architecture, UNSW Sydney), Jefa Greenaway (director, Greenaway Architects), Diana Griffiths (director, Urban Design, Studio GL), Leanne Hodyl (managing director, Hodyl and Co), Michael McKeown (director, Jensen Plus), Amy Muir (director, Muir Architecture). SUPPORTING PARTNERS SUPPORTING PEAK BODIES…

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howard smith wharves

BRISBANE (QLD) 2019 AUDA jury comment Howard Smith Wharves enjoys a spectacular location beneath the Story Bridge on the Brisbane River, and its transformation from infrastructure into entertainment destination and public space is equally spectacular. The design of the precinct has successfully integrated heritage wharf sheds and World War II bunkers with new buildings and the busy Riverwalk. It has also resolved challenging site conditions, including flood risks. New cliff lifts at each end of the site bring patrons to the river’s edge and connect them to the city. Approximately 80 percent of the site is publicly accessible space. A district cooling system is one of the project’s sustainability credentials. The jury was impressed by the project’s design and place-creation achievements in a significant yet challenging urban location. Project team: HSW Nominees, Urbis and Woods…

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maitland levee + riverlink building

MAITLAND (NSW) 2019 AUDA jury comment This project has successfully regenerated the high street of Maitland, New South Wales, reconnecting the city centre to the Hunter River and creating a striking community focal point. These achievements make it an exemplar in regional urban design and renewal in Australia. The project respects the city’s local heritage while creating a contemporary “complete street” that can be modified as land uses change. Vehicles have been carefully reintroduced to help activate the street. The Riverlink Building is a landmark element of the project that introduces a “portal” between the street and the river. The ultimate aim of this project is to encourage new economic opportunities and the design provides a strong basis for the achievement of this objective. Project team: McGregor Coxall and Chrofi…