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2012 AILA Victoria Awards

2011 AILA Victoria Awards

These awards aim to foster recognition of the profession of landscape architecture, encourage excellence and provide public acknowledgement of the valuable contributions made by the profession to the improvement of our natural and built environments.

The 2012 AILA Victoria Awards were announced in Melbourne on 23 November 2012.

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THE VICTORIA MEDAL FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Keast Park, Frankston

The Victoria Medal for Landscape ArchitectureKEAST PARK
Recipient: Site Office
Client: City of Frankston

Keast Park is a finely crafted project that sits firmly, yet gently in the landscape, marrying architecture and landscape to define the transition from coastal dune to the built environment. The project demonstrates an exemplary sensibility to landscape and community.

Keast Park


DESIGN AWARDS

Awards for Design in Landscape Architecture
Lonsdale street, Dandenong
Excellence Award

LONSDALE STREET, DANDENONG
Recipient: Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Client: Places Victoria
Key Partner: BKK Architects

Transforming a busy urban thoroughfare in a declining urban centre to a vibrant pedestrian boulevard has injected activity and life back into the heart of Dandenong. TCL, in collaboration with BKK, rethink the traditional car-dominated thoroughfare function of a major road through the city centre and re-orientate it towards pedestrians.

Lonsdale Street, Dandenong

VICTORIA PARK
Recipient: ASPECT Studios and AECOM
Client: City of Yarra
Key Partners: Lovell Chen, City of Yarra

The redevelopment of Victoria Park represents the revitalization of much loved inner city infrastructure at a time when our communities are looking for new public space. Through an impressive combination of historical research and engagement with past stakeholders, a confident, creative strategy for its re-imagining has resulted in a contemporary public space that celebrates local cultural values through simple reinterpretation of existing elements.

Victoria Park

Toomuc Creek project

TOOMUC CREEK
Recipient: Fitzgerald Frisby Landscape Architecture
Client: Devine Limited
Key Partners: Louise Lavarack, BIOSIS Research, Cardno, Taylors

The environment of Toomuc Creek has been transformed with the creation of a vibrant new green infrastructure belt on the edge of one of the Melbourne’s expanding growth corridors.  This project challenged the delicate relationship between habitat and open space provision in a well-researched collaboration between landscape architects, ecologists, artists and engineers.

Toomuc Creek

MONA

MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)
Recipient: OCULUS
Client: MONA
Key Partners: Fender Katsalidis Architects, Architecture, Felicetti, Structural Engineering Lincolne Scott, Lighting, Jonathan Hearn, Landscape Design & Construction Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd, Construction, Gandy & Roberts, Civil Engineering

Mediating between an existing topographically challenging site and a signature building that draws upon and extends modernist architectures at one with their landscape, Oculus has delivered a contemporary pleasure ground.

MONA

Williamstown Hign School

WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL BAYVIEW CAMPUS LANDSCAPE REDEVELOPMENT
Recipient: Rush \ Wright Associates
Client: Williamstown High School
Key Partners: Spowers Architects, GHD

This is a design for a sustainable school landscape, integrated with an adjacent conservation area that increases the school community's understanding of the local ecology. The site is adjacent to the ‘Jawbone’ marine reserve in Williamstown, and the design for each part of the school responds to the section of the dune system or coastal woodlands to which it belongs.

Williamstown High School Redevelopment


Awards for Urban Design in Landscape Architecture
North Wharf Promenade
Excellence Award

NORTH WHARF PROMENADE
Recipient: Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Wraight + Associates
Client: Waterfront Auckland

Auckland's waterfront is reinvigorated with elegance and care. This sensitive collaboration with WA (Wellington NZ), respects the historical and remaining maritime industries of this harbour.

North Wharf Promenade

Central Dandenong Master Plan

REVITALISING CENTRAL DANDENONG MASTER PLAN
Recipient:Places Victoria
Client: Places Victoria
Key Partners: Taylor Cullity Lethlean, BKK Architects, Aspect & Williams Boag Architects, Urban Initiatives

Revitalising Central Dandenong Masterplan is a 'blue-print' for 7 ha of land in the centre of Dandenong that seeks to create a city centre of significance, an alternative urban centre in the Melbourne's south east.

Revitalising Central Dandenong Master Plan


PLANNING AWARDS

Awards for Planning in Landscape Architecture

Excellence Award

KNOX LIVEABLE STREETS PLAN
Recipient: ASPECT Studios
Client: Knox City Council
Key Partners:Context Pty Ltd

ASPECT's work with the City of Knox is an important body of work at an important time for Australian urbanism. The project exemplifies a new model for policy documents that is applicable for every sphere of government.

Knox Liveable Streets Plan

DAVIS ROAD, TARNIET
Recipient: AECOM
Client: Stockland
Key Partners: Stockland, AECOM, GAA, OLV, Wyndham City Council

The Davis Road Urban Community project demonstrates the distinct value of a design-based approach to the planning of Australia’s urban centres. Through an intimate understanding of the site and the behavioural ecology of natural systems, this project distinguishes itself from the myriad of placeless, characterless and spiritless developments that unfortunately characterise Australia’s capital cities.

Davis Road project

CITY OF MELBOURNE OPEN SPACE STRATEGY
Recipient: Thompson Berrill Landscape Design
Client: City of Melbourne
Key Partners: Environment & Land Management Pty Ltd

The City of Melbourne's commitment to the renewal of the municipal area has set the standard for capital city authorities for over a decade. This leadership continues today with a suite of strategies to upgrade streets and spaces with programs like the Urban Forest initiative that look to renew Melbourne's street trees for the next generation.

City of Melbourne Open Space Strategy


LAND MANAGEMENT AWARDS

Awards for Land Management in Landscape Architecture
Aurora Conservation Reserve Management

AURORA CONSERVATION RESERVE MANAGEMENT
Recipient: MDG Landscape Architects
Client:Places Victoria
Key Partners: Biosis Research

Aurora Conservation Reserve is a realised demonstration project and a significant model for residential development that acknowledges and supports important rural ecologies and existing habitat as the drivers for future urban development.

Aurora Conservation Reserve Management

 

RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION AWARDS

Awards for Research and Communication in Landscape Architecture
Desalination Green Roof

VICTORIAN DESALINATION PROJECT GREEN ROOF
Recipient: ASPECT Studios
Client: AquaSure / Thiess Degremont
Key Partners: Fytogreen Australia, Practical Ecology, peckvonhartel architects, ARM Architecture, Beca, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Australian Ecosystems

Research and communication for this green roof project has been exemplary, adding to the body of knowledge on the subject, and setting new standards for green roofs. The depth of research is impressive in exploration of the site and conditions, and in investigating the technicalities of green roof installation.

Victorian Desalination Project Green Roof

children's museum garden

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM GARDEN
Recipient: Site Office
Client: Museum Victoria

This is an innovative masterplan for Museum Victoria's children's garden, and collaboration between Museum Victoria and Site Office. The premise of the work is to allow children to 'create their own museum and manage it', fostering an understanding of the world in which they live and a lifelong love for the museum.

Children's Museum Garden

Tickle booklets

TICKLE BOOKLETS
Recipient: Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Client: Taylor Cullity Lethlean

The Tickle booklets have the potential to enrich the profession and to inform a broader audience. The booklets are accessible, yet thoughtfully and attractively compiled, capturing practice research and showcasing projects beyond those of the practice.

Tickle Booklets


FUTURE LEADERS AWARD

The AILA Victoria Graduate Landscape Architect Award
Design Gesture in Mining Reclamation

DESIGN GESTURE IN MINING RECLAMATION
Recipient: Natarsha Lamb

Terra Strata is an important contribution to landscape derived research and design to develop pro-active strategies for open cut mining reclamation. Through the use of elegant and communicative landscape representation and design models underpinned by solid research Terra Strata has drawn from a project commenced as graduating student research to affect policy and practice at industry level.

Design Gesture in Mining Reclamation


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