LA in the Media - Issue 41, 16 November - 2 December 2016


Gateways: Uni of Canberra's Dr Scott Heyes (front right) with uni reps, Twofold Aboriginal Corporation and Eden elders. Picture: Samantha Tarlinton


Wednesday 16 November 2016 [Eden Magnet]

Gateways landscape architecture exhibition showcasing campground designs for the Bundian Way

A landscape and architecture exhibition of campground designs connected to the Bundian Way was conducted at Jigamy Farm last Thursday, November 10. As part of the exhibition, nine final year architecture students at UC presented their designs for the Gateway to the Bundian Way. Read more.

Friday 18 November 2016 [Foreign Affairs]

Craft Your Park winners announced for three natural playgrounds across CBR

The winners of the ACT Craft Your Park competition have been selected to design and construct three natural play spaces for Canberra’s children. Natural play spaces provide opportunities for creative play, using elements from the landscape such as sand, trees and rocks encouraging children to climb, jump, explore and have fun. Read more.

Friday 18 November 2016 [Brisbane Times]

Call for to share community ideas for new nature play parks

Bringing the bush back into inner city suburban parks is the concept behind a $300,000 spend on play area development green-lighted by the ACT Government. Three Canberra parks, Telopea Park in Barton, Finn Street in O'Connor and Tuggeranong Town Park in Greenway, will be transformed into a nature play co-design project where design teams work with the community to realise their ideas in each $100,000 revamp. Read more.

Saturday 19 November 2016 [Standard Times]

Diggin’ In: Careful planning creates a no-fuss retirement home

The 10-year-old retirement home we purchased in Virginia Beach, Va., in February was tired and outdated — including the front and back yards. After months of redoing the home’s interior, we focus on the exterior. Looking to maximize use and enjoyment and minimize maintenance, we opt for pavers for a side yard walkway and backyard patio and all new shrubs for the front. Read more.

Saturday 19 November 2016 [Centre for Active Design]

Center for Active Design: Excellence Winner

Silk Tree International led the redesign of Wanshou Park, a four-hectare park in the Xicheng District of Beijing, a region with an aging demographic. The design team set out to create a park that nurtures the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of the surrounding senior population. Read more.

Monday 21 November 2016 [The West Australian]

Inaugural Women in Leadership Award announced

Housing Authority’s Director of the Social Housing Investment Package Tanya Steinbeck won the inaugural UDIA WA and Frasers Property Group Women in Leadership Award. Read more.

Tuesday 22 November 2016 [York Peninsula Country Times]

Planting the seed for nature play at Turton

A CONCEPT design for redeveloping the Point Turton playground has parents behind the idea excited to create a natural play space for their children, and the hundreds who holiday in the town. Read more.

Tuesday 22 November 2016 [Architecture&Design]

Craft Your Park winners to co-design three Canberra parks with the local community

Spacelab, Group GSA, CIA Landscapes and Colour, and Harris Hobbs Landscapes have been chosen by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) to take part in a unique co-design process with the local community which will see upgrades to parks in O’Connor, Barton and Greenway. Read more.