LA in the Media - Issue 85

The South Sydney Hospital site was awarded as joint winner of AUDA’s Built Projects – Local and Neighbourhood Scale category. Project collaboration included Sprout Landscape Architecture and Jane Irwin Landscape Architects. Image: AUDA

14 November 2018 []


With the Victorian Election just over a week away, the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has taken the opportunity to call for increased investment in green infrastructure, in an effort to improve life expectancy and liveability for Melburnians. Read more.

14 November 2018 [ArchitectureAU]

University of Sydney’s proposed Western Sydney campus shakes up plans for Parramatta heritage precinct

The NSW government has announced an agreement with the University of Sydney to make a $500 million investment in the planning and construction of a campus in Parramatta/Westmead in Western Sydney. Read more.

10 November 2018 [The Design Files]

Feast Your Eyes On Victoria's Greatest Gardens

Victoria’s recent apocalyptic weather has given us rain, hail and shine in the space of only a few days, but the clouds are finally clearing for Garden Design Fest! Read more.

9 November 2018 [World Architecture]

Be among the best at the WAN Awards 2018

Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, Henning Larsen’s Belfast Waterside and SLA’s SUND Nature Park in Copenhagen are among the high-profile projects on the shortlist for the prestigious WAN Awards 2018. Read more.

8 November 2018 [Architecture and Design]

Ecodynamics announces merger and AILA partnership

Australian landscaping products and services company, Ecodynamics, has announced the merger of its sub-brands – WeBlow, Aquaseeding and Mossrock. These brands will be housed under the Ecodynamics name for its operations in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Read more.

6 November 2018 [The Real Estate Conversation]

Winners announced in Australian Urban Design Awards 2018

The 2018 Australian Urban Design Awards are the nation’s premier awards for excellence and innovation in urban design. Read more.

6 November 2018 [Railway-technology]

Mapping Australia’s high-speed rail routes

High-speed rail has been on the agenda for every Australian Government since 1984, but no project has ever made it past the advanced planning stages. With the CLARA consortium looking to use transport as part of its A$75bn ‘smart cities’ proposal, we can at last see Australian high-speed rail come to fruition. Read more.

5 November 2018 [ArchitectureAU]

Hotly contested Rushcutters Bay skate park closer to fruition

A years-long battle over a skate park and youth recreation area proposed for the wealthy Sydney suburb of Rushcutters Bay is drawing to a close, with a council committee approving the project. Read more.

2 November 2018 [Frentree Gully]

Construction set to begin

Contracts have been awarded for the construction of the Olinda playspace and dog off-lead area as part of Stage Two works of the Olinda Precinct Project. James Merlino turned the sod on the nature based play space on October 26. Read more.

2 November 2018 [Only Melbourne]

YVE Apartments win top architecture award

An apartment complex on St Kilda Road has won the state's highest architecture award. Wood Marsh Architecture was presented with the Victorian Architecture Medal at last night's Royal Institute of Architects awards for its innovative use of space and form in the Yve Apartments. Read more.

1 November 2018 [Foreground]

Looking back at the AILA Festival 2018

In their second year as a Principal Corporate Partner of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, WE EF Lighting looks back at the highlights of The AILA International Festival of Landscape Architecture, held this year in The Gold Coast Home of the Arts (HOTA). Read more.

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