Winners of the 2017 (AILA) Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards were announced last week at a gala event in QLD. Find out who is on their way to the National Awards here.
Townsville North Railyards, Tract Consultants for Townsville City Council
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards 2017, celebrating the very best of the state’s open, public and green spaces, were announced at a sit down dinner reception on Thursday 22 June at Cloudland, Fortitude Valley in the presence of industry heavyweights and was live-streamed across the country.
The annual awards recognise the leadership and innovation that landscape architects bring to projects that enrich the environments we inhabit and enhance the state’s liveability and stimulate economic development.
Beenleigh Town Square, AECOM for Logan City Council
Almost fifty projects entered the Queensland awards, with 14 winners crowned across 10 categories including civic landscape, community contribution, play spaces, parks and open spaces, landscape planning, urban design and land management.
The expert jury said community engagement was a key theme of this year’s awards with many projects reflecting how landscape architects have provided communities with genuine opportunities to participate and contribute to dialogue on projects.
Hobbs Park + 480 Queen, Lat27 for Grocon
“Landscape Architects have shown the importance of community engagement, reinforcing the benefits of meaningful interaction with the community enriching project outcomes and undoubtedly contributing to success,” said the jury.
“Landscape architects have again demonstrated a deeper sense of community conscience, innovation and passion, working on projects with little or no budget to guide and nurture outcomes, acting as true stewards of the public realm,” they continued.
UQ Synthetic Sports Ovals, Tract Consultants for UQ
“Queenslanders should be so proud of these projects as they exemplify the well planned open, play or green spaces that we enjoy as part of our outdoor lifestyle - especially in our ever-expanding urban areas where planning has never been more vital,” comments Georgina Scriha, Queensland Chapter Manager, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
The projects awarded an Award of Excellence and a Landscape Architecture Award at state level will proceed through to the national awards to take place in October in Sydney as part of the 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture.
Immanuel Early Learning Centre Play Space, Greenedge Design Consultants
THE WINNERS ARE:
Beenleigh Town Square
AECOM for Logan City Council
Parks and Open Space
Hobbs Park + 480 Queen
Lat27 for Grocon
Immanuel Early Learning Centre Play Space
Greenedge Design Consultants for Immanuel Early Learning Centre Play Space
Roma Street Parklands Playground and Children’s Garden
Lat27 and Playscape Creations
UQ Synthetic Sports Ovals
Tract Consultants for University of Queensland
Big Plans for Small Creek
Landscapology for Ipswich City Council
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Guymer Bailey Landscape for Sunshine Coast Council
Noosa North Shore Beach Campground
Hassell + Noosa Council for Noosa Council
Townsville North Railyards Future Directions
Tract Consultants for Townsville City Council
Vibrant Towns of the Scenic Rim
John Mongard Landscape Architects for Scenic Rim Regional Council
Gabba 2 Goodwill Bikeway
Tract Consultants for Bicycle Queensland
Yeronga State School Cool School Review
FRED ST Pty Ltd for Yeronga State School P&C Association
South Bank Parklands Pop Up
Lat27 for City Parkland Services Pty Ltd
Tully Memorial Park Flood Markers
Logan City Council for Logan City Council