LA in the Media - Issue 32, 20 June - 1 July 2016

The Living Cities Alliance is pushing for a fund to back green projects around the country. Phil Hearne

Monday 20 June 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

PTW and McGregor Coxall’s Calyx opens

The Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG) Sydney has unveiled its newest horticultural display space, the Calyx, designed by PTW Architects and McGregor Coxall, in celebration of its 200th anniversary. The new building is a circular structure made from a series of radiating steel frames. It is set beside the Arc glasshouse, designed by the late Ken Woolley, built in 1987. Read more.

Monday 20 June 2016 [Urban Developer]

Built Environment Meets Parliament Finds Sponsor

UrbanGrowth NSW will be the Principal Sponsor of Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) NSW, a milestone forum between industry and government to be held in August. The forum is spons11ored by Minister for Planning the Hon. Rob Stokes MP, and coordinated by industry association Consult Australia in consultation with BEMP NSW Partners the Green Building Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Architects, and the Planning Institute of Australia, with the support of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. Read more.

Monday 20 June 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Byron Bay adopts McGregor Coxall Town Centre masterplan

The Byron Shire Council has adopted the Byron Bay Town Centre masterplan designed by landscape architecture and urban design practice McGregor Coxall, following an 8­–1 vote in favour of the scheme. Read more.

Monday 20 June 2016 [Turf Design Partnership]

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project takes out the prestigious 2016 MAAS Design Award

City of Sydney’s largest environmental project to date, Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project has received the annual Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Design Award, adding to its growing list of accolades since its official opening by the Lord Mayor in July 2015. Read more.

Tuesday 21 June 2016 [Architecture&Design]

Built Environment Meets Parliament forum comes to Sydney

The Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) NSW, a milestone forum between industry and government is being organised at the Parliament of New South Wales on Thursday 11 August 2016. Read more.

Tuesday 21 June 2016 [The Plant Hunter]

Nature Play at Royal Park: Australia’s best playground

From the top of the hill at Royal Park’s newest playground you can see the far-off outline of office buildings in Melbourne’s CBD. The buildings are there, past the trees and through the grasses, locating us a short 3 kilometres or a 15-minute tram ride from the working week. But here is where the action is. Read more.

Wednesday 22 June 2016 [Yahoo]

Julian Bolleter wins 2016 Margaret Medcalf Award

Award-winning landscape architect and urban design expert Dr Julian Bolleter’s book Take me to the river: the story of Perth’s foreshore is this year’s winner of the State Record Office Margaret Medcalf Award. Read more.

Thursday 23 June 2016 [PR News]

New lakeside festival to test the waters

Contour 556, an outdoor public art and performance festival, will be held around Lake Burley Griffin later this year. The name of the spring festival is a reference to the water level of Lake Burley Griffin and the event is aimed at transforming the lake through many pieces of art. Read more.

Thursday 23 June 2016 [PR Wire]

MODE and QUT Host Industry First Event for Landscape Architecture Students

MODE and the School of Design at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) hosted an Industry Partnership Exhibition to celebrate the success of six 2nd year landscape architecture students who showed exceptional talent in their design work for the Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre project. Read more.

Friday 24 June 2016 [Gatton Star]

Lagoon wins national recognition for its design and success

SPRINGFIELD'S much-loved Orion Lagoon has been recognised for its outstanding facilities and family friendly open spaces by bagging two prestigious awards. Ipswich City Cr David Morrison, said the lagoon had claimed the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects' 2016 Queensland Parks and Open Space Architecture Award. Read more.

Monday 27 June 2016 [Financial Review]

Five urgent green infrastructure policies

Five urgent "green infrastructure" policy issues have been highlighted and sent to both major parties and the Greens for a pre-election response by the Living Cities Alliance and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA). Read more.

Tuesday 28 June 2016 [Monash University]

Monash University named best urban design for second year running

Monash University’s Clayton campus has been awarded three major architecture awards by the Australian Institute of Architects including the best urban design award for the second year running. Read more.

Wednesday 29 June 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

A naturalized landscape: Barangaroo Reserve

Barangaroo Reserve, at the northern end of the Barangaroo precinct, has transformed the one-kilometre hard stand apron that was once part of Sydney’s industrial harbour into a new, though artificial, headland. Read more.