LA in the Media - Issue 2, 27 - 10 April 2015

National Capital Authority chief executive Malcolm Snow.Photo: Jay Cronan [Canberra Times]

27 March 2015

Landscape architect wins Melbourne Show Garden Gold Medal with living pergola creation [Architecture and Design]

Melbourne-based landscape architect, Nathan Burkett was awarded a Show Garden Gold Medal at the recent Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) awards for his garden installation for the event. Read more

31 March 2015

Green roofs or solar panels to crown all new buildings in France [Architecture and Design]

France has passed a new law making it mandatory for the rooftops of all new buildings in its commercial zones to be partially covered in plants or solar panels. Read more

2 April 2015

Here is your new President: Ken Maher ready for AIA National Presidency [Architecture and Design]

It’s all set to be a busy 12 months for HASSELL’s Ken Maher who was recently announced as the National President Elect of the Australian Institute of Architects, following on from an announcement in February that he would also be taking on the role of President for the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council. Read more

4 April 2015

NCA chief Malcolm Snow rethinks formula for high quality urban spaces [Canberra Times]

This is Tony Trobe's second interview in a series of three with National Capital Authority chief executive Malcolm Snow. Read more

7 April 2015

$1m plan by Adelaide City Council to encourage more tree planting, green walls and rooftop gardens in the CBD [Daily Telegraph]

A $1 MILLION program to encourage more tree planting, green walls and rooftop gardens in the CBD is being considered by Adelaide City Council. The Greener Streets program would have to be approved in the upcoming council budget — but staff have recommended its consideration and the project could begin next financial year. Read more

7 April 2015

Barangaroo Point to open to the public in July, complete with waterfront views [Daily Telegraph]

What was once a shipping container yard will soon be a public park with dazzling waterfront views of Sydney. The six hectare Barangaroo Point area will be opened to the public in July as part of the $6 billion construction at the site. Read more

7 April 2015

Lake Macquarie to increase connectivity [Newcastle Herald]

A “green infrastructure strategy” is being prepared in Lake Macquarie to improve connections for walkers, cyclists and joggers. Lake Macquarie mayor Jodie Harrison said it was “important that council plan for different transport modes into the future”. Read more.

8 April 2015

Callum Morton et al win Canberra public sculpture ideas competition [ArchitectureAU]

The Board of Immigration Place Australia in Canberra has announced the winner of its design ideas competition for a site-specific public sculpture installation that reflects on Australia’s immigration history. From seventeen submissions, a concept by Melbourne-based artist Callum Morton and his team emerged victorious. Read more

9 April 2015

A greener Adelaide needs more than parklands [IN Daily]

We rely too heavily on our beloved parklands to do the heavy lifting for a greener Adelaide. If we are going to achieve the carbon-neutral city foreshadowed in the Governor’s speech in January, we will have to turn our attention inside the CBD for solutions. Read more