LA in the Media - Issue 25, 12-24 March 2016

PHOTO: Retired landscape architect Allan Correy at Dove Lake in Tasmania. (Supplied: Simon Correy)

10 March 2016 [The Urban Developer]

Golden Age Hopes to Capture Essence Of Double Bay

Golden Age Development Group has set its sights on young professionals living in Double Bay, with the launch of a new apartment complex in New South Head Road. The Essence development will offer 37 apartments over two four-storey buildings at 315-321 New South Head Road, opposite the Double Bay village centre. Read More.

10 March 2016 [Mercury]

UTAS sets stage for Hobart’s city art to swell

THE University of Tasmania’s gradual move into the Hobart CBD is gaining pace as it lodges a development application for a world-class performing arts centre in Campbell St. Designed by Liminal Architecture in conjunction with Singaporean architects WOHA and Sydney planners Arup, the project will also encompass an upgraded Theater Royal, a new Conservatorium of Music, and the Creative Exchange Institute –– a new research institute with a focus on performance, design and creativity. Read more.

11 March 2016 [Hassell Studio]

From industrial to liveable: Unconventional design vision wins HASSELL Travelling Scholarship

HASSELL has announced John Williams from RMIT University as the winner of the 2016 HASSELL Travelling Scholarship – Robin Edmond Award. John was selected following interviews with 18 students, nominated by the seven participating universities around Australia. His outstanding research project called 'The Space In-Between' took a multi-scalar approach to the reintegration of post-industrial sites, using phytoremediation strategies as a framework for urban land rehabilitation that supports greater accessibility, diversity and resilience. Read more.

11 March 2016 [The Weekly Review]

Parks & Recreation: Top 25 parks in Melbourne

Winner of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ Urban Park awards in 2002, this Brunswick Park has a boardwalk, a children’s playground and wheelchair-accessible picnic tables. Read more.

11 March 2016 [Indesign Live]

Up Rooted: 108 Flinders Street Reinvents the Courtyard

Designing outdoor spaces is considerably more than coming up with the correct plant selection. For Tract Consultants, creating the right ambience or feel to a space is as pivotal to the success of each scheme. Read more.

12 March 2016 [Leader]

Yarra Ranges Council defers decision on Glen Harrow plans

At a recent council meeting, Millar Merrigan landscape architect Lynne Pepper, acting on Mrs Hesterman’s behalf, said the subdivision would “help the owner recoup some money” from the site, which would be used to clean-up the weed-strangled property. Read more.

15 March 2016 [ABC]

One of Australia's early landscape architects speaks about his career, the environment, and ageing

Allan Correy is one of Australia's formative landscape architects and he has lived "very long and quite interesting life" with no regrets. Despite leaving school when he was 15 years old, he went on to be one of the first Australians to study landscape architecture overseas. Read more.

15 March 2016 [Bandt]

Lawn Solutions Australia Recruits “One Wise Sausage” For National TV Campaign

Lawn Solutions Australia, the producers of Sir Walter Turf, launched their latest national TV campaign on Sunday March 13. The campaign includes 60”, 30’ and 15” spots, and an online series of followup content is in production. Read more.

15 March 2016 [Bandt]

Australian House & Garden Announces Six Finalists For My Ideal House

Australian House & Garden magazine, in conjunction with project partner Mirvac and sponsors CSR Hebel, MYER, Quick-Step, Reece, Smeg, Taubmans and Viridian, has announced the six finalists in the exciting My Ideal House competition – a project to design, build and decorate a house that reflects the modern Australian way of life. Read More.

17 March 2016 [Architecture AU]

Cairns Performing Arts Centre approved

The new facility will have more than triple the floor space of the existing Civic Theatre. It is part of a $76 million redevelopment project that also includes the transformation of the adjacent Munro Martin Park. The new park, designed by landscape architect Andrew Prowse, will include an outdoor performance space, a 2,000-seat amphitheatre, and vine covered walkways. Read more.

17 March 2016 [Anthony Albanese]

Congratulations Marrickville Public School

Students at Marrickville Public School have put forward their vision for a greener, more sustainable and playful outdoor area, winning NSW finalist for the My Park Rules competition.

The My Park Rules competition, organized by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects invites pre-schools, day care centres, primary and high schools to submit their ideas on how to brighten and re-energise outdoor spaces. Read more.

20 March 2016 [Domain]

Country house style in Kangaloon

Working with architect Richard Rowe and landscape architect Michael Bligh, they set about realising their vision. “We took great pains to orientate the house to maximise light while ensuring protection from the hot summer sun,” Will says. Read more.

23 March 2016 [Architecture AU]

When Amalie Wright of Landscapology was briefed to redesign the forlorn backyard of an 1894 house in New Farm, she developed her own vision of a new-century rural garden. The site is long and narrow, sloping west to one of the treasured laneways. Read more.

24 March 2016 [Domain]

Grand gardens add real value to prestige homes

Landscape architect Catherine Lewis says she designed this garden to complement the style and scale of the residence, which is set on 6245 square metres. Enclosed by clipped hedging and large deciduous trees, the garden includes a generous lawn, a formal rose garden and garden beds with herbaceous perennials, bulbs and flowering shrubs providing colour and interest throughout the year. Read more.

24 March 2016 [The Daily Blog]

Pirrama Park flagged as top green spot

Meaning ‘rocking stone’ in the Gadigal language, Pirrama Park is set in 1.8 hectares of Pyrmont harbour side land. It won an Australian Institute of Landscape Architects award in 2012 for its design, including sustainable features such as solar panels, rainwater capture and re-use, energy efficient lighting and timber decking made from recycled materials. Read more.