LA in the Media - Issue 16, 10 - 24 October 2015


Burnley Green Roof Team. Photo Peter Casamento

Monday 12 October 2015 [ArchitectureAU]

Finalists announced: This Public Space student competition

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced the finalists of its This Public Space landscape architecture design competition, part of the 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life. Read more.

Monday 12 October 2015 [The Herald]

OPINION: Time to be more than bland

ARCHITECTS, landscape architects and urban designers are utopic and, above all, we want to and believe that what we do makes the world a better place to live. Read more.

Monday 12 October 2015 [WA Today]

A 21st-century makeover for Melbourne's heritage gardens?

A 20-year plan is being prepared for the Domain Parklands, which includes the Tan running track and some of Victoria's most treasured green spaces, including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Shrine of Remembrance and Alexandra Gardens. Read more.

Tuesday 13 October 2015 [Green Magazine]

Students design innovative public ‘hangouts’

An inner-city wetland stream and a collection of disaster resilient social parks in Wellington, and activity precincts for an industrial area in Sydney have been selected as the top three proposals for landscape architecture design competition, This Public Space. Read more.

Tuesday 13 October 2015 [Garden Drum]

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Student Awards Finalists 2015

Why do we seek escape from the city, and what forms of escape can we find within the urban environment? Three finalist teams have produced some exciting and innovative designs for public space city ‘hangouts’ in the This Public Space landscape architecture competition, including an inner-city wetland stream, disaster-resilient social parks for Wellington, and an activity precinct for a Sydney industrial area. Read more.

Tuesday 13 October 2015 [Architecture&Design]

Open House Melbourne’s free landscape architecture tours on 18 October

Open House Melbourne is organising a series of free public tours designed to introduce participants to some of Melbourne’s most progressive civic landscape initiatives. Presented as part of AILA’s Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life, Open House Melbourne invites locals and visitors to join the landscape architecture tours on 18 October and view the city’s landscape initiatives from a new perspective. Read more.

Tuesday 13 October 2015 [Architecture&Design]

Sydney and Wellington solutions star in landscape architecture design competition

The top three finalists of the landscape architecture design competition, This Public Space were recently announced with the proposals selected from a pool of 231 students across 77 teams. Read more.

Wednesday 14 October 2015 [Green Magazine]

My Park Rules

Launching Today (Oct 14), My Park Rules, a national competition created in collaboration with 202020 Vision and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) will encourage school groups and community clubs to submit their under-loved park to be transformed for a greener future. Read more.

Wednesday 14 October 2015 [Newspaper Direct]

Sounding out concept plan for White Bay

While Barangaroo might be the latest blockbuster project taking shape on Sydney Harbour, just around the corner something just as grand may appear on the shoreline - if one Sydney urban designer has his way. Read more.

Thursday 15 October 2015 [Indesign Live]

2016 ULI GLOBAL IDEAS COMPETITION FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Three finalists have been announced for the 2016 ULI Global Ideas Competition ‘George St 2020: Re- imagine Sydney’s main street’, which gives the next generation of young property and design professionals a platform to showcase their ideas. Read more.

Thursday 15 October 2015 [Garden Drum]

Win your school or community a park!

MY PARK RULES! Can you win your school or community a park? Any place in Australia where kids play and that’s community owned can be in the competition, like public schools, daycare centres or local council playgrounds. Work up your design pitch, and you could have a landscape architect turn it into a professional design…and then the best of the best gets built! Read more.

Thursday 15 October 2015 [Government News]

My Park Rules: the reality cheque for green and open space

In a national competition known as ‘My Park Rules’, a novel collaboration between the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)and urban greening advocates 202020 Vision will see schools, community groups and councils make bids for an opportunity to transform a local park badly in need of an upgrade. Read more.


Thursday 15 October 2015 [Garden Drum]

Burnley’s Secret Garden Part 5: A garden for the 21st century

I have no doubt that Bogue Luffman would be fascinated with how garden making has evolved in the 21st century. He would not recognise the suburb of Burnley with its high rise apartments and clogged roads, roaring freeway, whining sirens and screeching tram brakes. Read more.

Thursday 15 October 2015 [PSNews]

Urban design proves to be child’s play

Renewal SA has announced that the revitalisation of Hart’s Mill Surrounds has received another major accolade, receiving the Planning Institute of Australia’s Award for Urban Design in the Small Scale category. Read more.

Saturday 17 October 2015 [Canberra Times]

Bree Claffey – of Mr Kitly – on the new worlds opened up by house plants

As shopkeepers go, Bree Claffey is not particularly keen on consumption. She treats her Vanda orchid with its long tangles of aerial roots like a pet. And although she makes a living selling everything from figs and ferns to philodendrons. Read more.

Saturday 17 October 2015 [ArchitectureAU]

Communities invited to help design dream park

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and 202020 Vision have launched a nation-wide competition inviting community groups to pitch their ideas for rejuvenating a local under-loved park into a dream park. Read more.

Saturday 17 October 2015 [ArchitectureAU]

2015 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards

The 2015 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards were announced by the Victorian chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects on Friday 16 October. The awards took place as part of the 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life. Read more.

Monday 19 October 2015 [The Urban Developer]

Mirvac Launches 422 Apartments At Sydney Olympic Park

Pavilions will be Mirvac’s third major development in the Olympic precinct having made its mark at Newington, which was originally created to serve the needs of 15,000 athletes at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Read more.

Monday 19 October 2015 [Hort Week]

Australian landscape awards focus on improving quality of life

Civic playgrounds, urban plazas, foreshore works, memorial sites and national park master plans have been honoured at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) Victoria Awards in Melbourne. Read more.

Tuesday 20 October 2015 [Architecture&Design]

Dream park competition for Australian kids - to be designed by Landscape Architects

A new competition has been launched for school children to help bring their dream park plans to life by using their creativity. Open to school communities across Australia, the national competition, My Park Rules, requires participants to re-imagine their local parks and green spaces in the hope of leaving a green legacy for future generations. Read more.

Wednesday 21 October 2015 [Architecture&Design]

Royal Park, Shipwreck Coast projects among recognised at AILA Victoria Awards 2015

Two innovative spaces designed to improve liveability were honoured at the recent Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) Victoria Awards 2015. The two projects included the revamped Royal Park in Melbourne, and a McGregor Coxall-designed master plan to conserve and promote the spectacular Shipwreck Coast along the Great Ocean Road. Read more.

Wednesday 21 October 2015 [Architecture&Design]

“Disaster-resilient parks” scheme wins landscape competition

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced a proposal for a series of “disaster-resilient parks” as the winner of its This Public Space landscape architecture design competition. The competition invited tertiary students to design inclusive urban “hangouts” and consider forms of escape from the city for a $3000 cash prize. Read more.

Wednesday 21 October 2015 [The West Australian]

Park makeover ideas just the ticket

For the Nolen kids, the park on Dempster Road is more than just a grassy place to play - it’s an extension of the schoolyard, a safe place to meet their neighbours and a spot to make new friends. Read more.

Wednesday 21 October 2015 [PRWire]

Barangaroo redefines Sydney Harbour edge

21st October 2015, Sydney, NSW: New South Wales has taken precedence in the implementation of wide scale urban renewal strategies. In recent years Sydney has become the nation’s first major city to install LED street and park lighting, while the coming Sydney Metro project will entail the country’s very first European-style subway system. Read more.

Wednesday 21 October 2015 [ABC]

Urban renewal through linear parks

With our cities rapidly becoming denser and denser public space is feeling the squeeze. So landscape architects both in Australia and overseas have thought creatively and are turning disused infrastructure into green, usable and beneficial public spaces for both recreation and transport. Read more.

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