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Prince Alfred Park Pool splashes onto the city scene

Prince Alfred Park Pool splashes onto the city scene

Sydney’s newest 9-lane, 50 metre outdoor pool is the first fully-accessible outdoor heated pool in the city. Not only is it now open – but it’s free! For the first six months Sydney-siders can enjoy unique water-views, park-views and city-views all at the one time. Another great aspect to draw your eye is Prince Alfred...
Retaining walls from structural to decorative

Retaining walls from structural to decorative

In my hilly area, retaining walls are a necessity. They are used for both structural and decorative reasons. They serve the structural need of a garden to support paths, maintain slopes, create levels and for drainage purposes. When the structural retaining wall material is carefully chosen to suit the overall theme of the garden and...
When 2 become 1: The Landscape Australia Expo and the Spring Green Expo Unite!

When 2 become 1: The Landscape Australia Expo and the Spring Green Expo Unite!

For the first time, The Landscape Australia Expo Queensland will be held alongside the Nursery and Garden Industry Association of Queensland’s annual Spring Green Expo on the 30th and 31st of July 2013 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Both events cater to the professional nursery and landscaping industries so there will a much greater range...
The Stirling Prize winner 2012

The Stirling Prize winner 2012

After a highly anticipated wait, the Stirling Prize, one of the UK’s biggest architecture prizes, was announced in Manchester last Saturday. From the judges’ perspective, the project that has made the “greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year” was the Sainsbury Laboratory – an 82 million pound science facility by Stanton...
Jury arrives on finalists for Flinders Street Station Design Competition

Jury arrives on finalists for Flinders Street Station Design Competition

Earlier in the year the Victorian government announced the $1 million Flinders Street Station International Design Competition. The Flinders Street Station precinct is a heritage icon as well as Melbourne’s busiest railway station. All entries were submitted anonymously to the competition jury in a bid to maintain the highest level of fairness and equity. Out...
Student Accommodation High Achiever

Student Accommodation High Achiever

The Monash Student Housing Complex has just received the first Australian multi-residential Green Star Rating for sustainable construction. The construction has performed top in its class, also receiving a Royal Institute of British Architects International Award and The Victorian Architecture Award for Multiple Housing earlier in the year. Designed by BVN Architecture, the Monash University...
Floriade - More than a walk in the park

Floriade – More than a walk in the park

For 25 years Floriade has evoked tulips, perfume, sunshine and spring. However, Floriade is no longer just a family friendly flower festival; it also features an exciting program for the pros. This year from Saturday the 15th September to Sunday 14th of October, Canberra celebrates the season of Spring through Floriade. The free event is...

Brought back to life

It’s not every day you see a waste land/industrial site brought back to life but that’s exactly what Landscape Solutions did to what is today known as Ballast Point Park in Balmain, Sydney. Completed in 2009, Ballast Point Park has been re-born into a usable public park while utilising recyclable materials. Exhibiting nothing short of innovative...