AILA has announced the winners of the 2019 Tasmania Landscape Architecture Awards, each of which was carefully selected for project's strategic development and successful outcomes.
Nine projects were acknowledged over eight categories, as the industry gathers to celebrate landscapes of all sizes across the state.
Jury Chair, Mary Papaioannou commented on the quality of award entries, the breadth of project types and the scales represented. “It is clear that the Tasmanian landscape architects are questioning the status quo,” Ms Papaioannou said. “The Jury was impressed by the sophistication of successful projects – from the broad scale and strategic thinking behind them to well-documented processes and skilful, often beautiful project resolution.”
The most successful projects consistently displayed a deep and specific understanding of the local physical environment and showed great sensitivity towards the community, the nuances of governing bodies and of clients alike.”
Outgoing AILA Tasmania President Miriam Shevland said that the awards are a timely reminder of how landscape architects have been at the core of making cities and the state more liveable, greener and healthier.
“Tasmania continues to be a centre for activity for landscape architects. The diversity of the different work in the state is captured in the entries. There is some world class work emerging now, as landscape architects respond to changes across the state,” Ms Shevland said. “Landscape architects represent a profession increasingly dominating policy debate. Landscape architects are beginning to lead policy making to deliver exemplary outcomes for our cities, towns, regions and their inhabitants.”
The biennial awards program acknowledges how landscape architects conceive, reimagine and transform cities and towns; from streetscapes to parks and playgrounds, transport solutions to tourism strategies, new suburbs to new ways of living.
The winners were announced at an event in Hobart on Friday 5 July, 2019.
See the full list of winners below.
Award of Excellence: Kakadu National Park Walking Strategy 2016 and the Kakadu National Park Track Manual 2016
PARKS AND OPEN SPACE
Award of Excellence: Clarence Kayak Trail
Landscape Architecture Award: Bridgewater Community Parkland
Award of Excellence: Lilly Pads
Award of Excellence: Dove Lake Visitor Facilities Visual and Wilderness Values Impact Analyses
RESEARCH, POLICY & COMMUNICATIONS
Landscape Architecture Award: City of Hobart Street Tree Strategy
Landscape Architecture Award: Giblin Street Brickworks Redevelopment
Landscape Architecture Award: Hobart Legacy Park Community Hub
Landscape Architecture Award: Franklin Square
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