LA in the Media - Issue 34, 29 July - 12 August 2016

Henley Square by City of Charles Sturt and TCL / Troppo. Image: Sam Noonan

Friday 29 July 2016 [Architecture&Design]

Hassell appoints Mark Haycox as new Principal for Landscape Architecture

International design practice Hassell announces the appointment of Mark Haycox as a Principal in Landscape Architecture. To be based in Hassell’s Melbourne studio, Mark will be responsible for expanding the firm’s leadership in landscape architecture in various markets, both locally and globally. He brings to his new role over twenty years of experience as an urban designer and landscape architect. Read more.

Friday 29 July 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Parks and plaza proposed for former Newcastle rail line

Urban Grown NSW has lodged a rezoning proposal for Newcastle that will pave the way for the former heavy rail corridor to be transformed into public parks, a plaza and a range of new developments. Read more.

Friday 29 July 2016 [Australian Design Review]

Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards winners announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) announced the winners yesterday, including ASPECT Studios who took home three prizes fresh off its previous win at the AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Awards. Read more.

Friday 29 July 2016 [Architecture&Design]

2016 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards winners announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2016 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards. Projects that received awards promoted quality of design and shaped Victoria’s cities and neighbourhoods by recognising the health, social and economic benefits of green, open and public spaces in our cities. Read more.

Saturday 30 July 2016 [Border Mail]

Wodonga's Junction Square wins Victorian Landscape Architecture Award

A WODONGA public space earned praise for being “robust, uncluttered and considered” on its way to winning Victorian recognition this week. Junction Square claimed an award of excellence in the civic landscape category at the state presentation of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. Read more.

Saturday 30 July 2016 [The West Australian]

Albany lookout takes top gong at landscape architects awards.

A dramatic new lookout and path that allows visitors to safely experience the power and force of the Southern Ocean has won the top gong at the annual Australian Institute of Landscape Architects WA awards. Read more.

Saturday 30 July 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

2016 SA Landscape Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced the winners of the 2016 South Australian Landscape Architecture Awards. The awards recognize the powerful contribution landscape architecture projects make to enhancing South Australia’s liveability, economic development and global profile. Read more.

Saturday 30 July 2016 [Adelaide Now]

Flinders University’s new terraced amphitheatre and sustainable rooftop garden take top SA Landscape Architecture Awards

FLINDERS University’s grand new terraced amphitheatre and sustainable rooftop garden has taken out the top award for this year’s prestigious SA Landscape Architecture Awards. Read more.

Sunday 31 July 2016 [WA Media Statements]

Bold new museum links past, present and future

Western Australia's world-class new museum is designed to be a State, national and international drawcard, offering compelling visitor experiences within dramatic architecture that links contemporary and historic buildings. Unveiling the design today, Premier Colin Barnett said it was an exciting time for all West Australians. Read more.

Monday 1 August 2016 [Community News Group]

Greening our City

As part of our commitment to increase the City’s tree canopy, the City of Bayswater has doubled its funding for street trees this financial year from $200,000 to $400,000. This will provide for 800 new trees to be planted over the next 12 months. Read more.

Monday 1 August 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Hassell appoint Mark Haycox as principal in landscape architecture

International architecture and design firm Hassell has appointed Mark Haycox as a principal in landscape architecture. Based in the Melbourne studio, Haycox will be responsible for expanding the firm’s leadership in landscape architecture in various markets both globally and locally. Read more.

Tuesday 2 August 2016 [Architecture&Design]

2016 Tasmanian Landscape Architecture Awards winners announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced the winners of the 2016 Tasmanian Landscape Architecture Awards. Celebrating the very best of the state’s open, public and green spaces, the awards recognise the leadership and accomplishments of landscape architects consistently raising the standards for urban design and development in the state. Read more.

Tuesday 2 August 2016 [Architecture&Design]

New student accommodation design based on human values and learning is an Australian first

Architecture firms Wilson Architects and Partners Hill have collaborated on the design of a new student accommodation facility for the University of Queensland. The design, which is based on human values and creating learning communities, has won the architects, the $250m University of Queensland Student Residences Project. Read more.

Tuesday 2 August 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

2016 Tasmanian Landscape Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has revealed the winners of the 2016 Tasmanian Landscape Architecture Awards. The awards celebrate the best of Tasmania’s open, public and green spaces while recognizing the leadership and accomplishments of landscape architects who are consistently raising the standards for urban design and development. Read more.

Tuesday 2 August 2016 [ArchtitectureAU]

2016 WA Landscape Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2016 Western Australian Landscape Architecture Awards. The awards celebrate the best of the WA’s green, open and public spaces. The awards also recognize the leadership and innovation in landscape architecture projects and their capacity to enrich environments and enhance liveability, economic development and global profile. Read more.

Wednesday 3 August 2016 [Ausleisure]

Kompan moves for Australian Standard for outdoor fitness equipment

Interested parties are being invited to comment on a proposal to develop an Australian Standard for outdoor fitness equipment. Richard Ellis, Lead Structural Engineer at equipment manufacturer Kompan Playscape Pty Ltd has initiated a proposal to adopt the European Standard EN16630 Permanently Installed Fitness Equipment to an Australian Standard. Read more.

Thursday 4 August 2106 [Esperance Express]

Foreshore wins in architect awards

Esperance’s waterfront redevelopment has won a prestigious architecture award. The award, which was announced last week, was the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (Western Australia) Awards - People’s Choice Award. The Esperance Waterfront was designed by HASSELL Architects. Read more.

Thursday 4 August 2016 [Architecture&Design]

2016 Western Australian Landscape Architecture Awards winners announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced the winners of the 2016 Western Australian Architecture Awards. Celebrating the very best of the state’s open, public and green spaces, the awards recognise the leadership and accomplishments of landscape architects consistently raising the standards for urban design and development in the state. Read more.

Thursday 4 August 2016 [Real Estate Conversation]

Net fun

Nets are the new child-friendly development in architecture. Designers are using hammock-like nets in unused spaces to create areas where children can play or enjoy quiet time. In a house in Melbourne, architect Andrew Maynard used nets above a study to create a space where children can read or relax. Read more.

Friday 5 August 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

2016 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced the winners of the 2016 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards. AILA granted 14 awards across 11 categories including civic landscape, parks and open space, infrastructure, conservation, tourism, urban design, communities and gardens, recognizing the best projects in design, planning and delivery of parks and green and urban spaces across the state. Read more.

Friday 5 August 2016 [Architecture&Design]

2016 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards winners announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced the winners of the 2016 Queensland Architecture Awards. AILA granted 14 awards across 11 categories including civic landscape, parks and open space, infrastructure, conservation, tourism, urban design, communities and gardens, acknowledging the best projects in design, planning and delivery of parks, and green and urban spaces across the state. Read more.

Friday 5 August 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Shortlist selected: $300k Kensington and Kingsford ideas comp

Randwick City Council in Sydney has selected four teams to proceed to stage two of an international ideas competition for the urban design of two of its town centres, Kensington and Kingsford. Read more.

Monday 10 August 2016 [La Trobe Valley Express]

Sunflower program shines brightly

The transformation of the Latrobe Valley's vacant blocks into fields of sunflowers has gained the attention of politicians, national media and state-wide awards. Read more.

Tuesday 9 August 2016 [Community News Group]

Two parks win design award

YANCHEP Golf Estate’s natureinspired parks have taken out an industry award for their landscaping and design. Victory Park and Entry Pocket Park jointly received the parks and open space landscape architecture award from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects WA last month. Read more.

Tuesday 9 August 2016 [Architecture&Design]

2016 Think Brick Awards winners announced

The winners of the Think Brick Awards have been announced, with 25 projects being recognised from more than 330 entries. Think Brick Awards, which marks its tenth year this year, celebrates excellence in the use of clay brick, concrete masonry and roof tiles by Australia’s best architects and designers. Read more.

Tuesday 9 August 2016 [The Urban Developer]

Victoria’s Royal Botanic Gardens Wants You To Design Their Masterplan

During August the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria invites you to share your ideas and aspirations for Melbourne Gardens, to help prepare a 20-year master plan for this historic and world-famous botanic garden. Melbourne Gardens is one of Melbourne’s most visited attractions with more than 1.6 million people entering the gates each year. Read more.

Tuesday 9 August 2016 [Premier of Victoria]

Designs Unveiled For GPAC Transformation

The first designs have been unveiled for the redevelopment of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, showing a striking new entrance to the region’s premier arts space. Designed by international Melbourne-based architecture studio, HASSELL, the project will redefine GPAC, and cement its position as Victoria’s leading regional performing arts centre. Read more.

Tuesday 9 August 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Winner announced: Design Our Ryde competition

The City of Ryde has announced the winner of an international ideas competition for the design of a new civic precinct at the gateway to the municipality north-west of Sydney’s CBD. Read more.

Wednesday 10 August 2016 [The Fifth Estate]

Why the Sustainable Development Goals matter to business

Australia is lagging in its progress towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and must step up its efforts to achieve a sustainable, inclusive and low-carbon economy, according to experts from business, academia and the NGO sector. Read more.

Wednesday 10 August 2016 [The Urban Developer]

Ryde Civic Hub Architectural Winner Announced

The winner of Design Our Ryde international architectural competition for the Ryde Civic Hub Precinct has been won by the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, China, with a striking, multi-functional destination design concept. Read more.

Wednesday 10 August 2016 [Aged Care Guide]

Call for organisations to participate in older adults exercise parks study

Following its initial study into the benefits of specially designed older adults exercise parks, Victoria University (VU) researchers are looking for partners to participate in the next stage. Read more.

Wednesday 10 August 2016 [The Fifth Estate]

Environmental film festival around the corner

The Environmental Film Festival Australia will again return at the end of September to Melbourne, before heading on to Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart. Now in its seventh year, the festival showcases films that explore the relationship between humans and their environments, hoping to spur action on environmental issues. Read more.

Thursday 11 August 2016 [Whitsunday Coast Guardian]

Logan’s playground on way to being completed

LOGAN's Adventure Playground is one step closer to completion, with a new piece of equipment set to be installed with the help of one local business. GJ Gardener has stepped in and become a gold sponsor in kind for the project and is donating staff and services to install the playground's newest addition, anEdgefort. Read more.

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