LA in the Media - Issue 17, 25 October - 6 November 2015

RPS regional technical director of landscape architecture Andrew Green on the Victoria Bridge.


Monday 26 October 2015 [Thames & Hudson]

Landscape and Garden Design Sketchbooks

Garden and landscape designers are adept at interpreting outdoor spaces and transforming them into creatively conceived environments. Their ideas rarely come spontaneously: rather, the thoughtful designer considers a space from different perspectives or for several seasons, working out spacing, planting, materials, and color schemes in detailed preparatory sketchbooks. Read more.

Monday 26 October 2015 [ArchitectureNow]

Aftershock wins landscape competition

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced a proposal for a series of “disaster-resilient parks” by a team of New Zealand designers as the winner of its This Public Space landscape architecture design competition. Read more.

Monday 26 October 2015 [ArchitectureAU]

The New Chinatown: Sydney’s southern CBD

The cluster of mega-developments emerging at the southern end of Sydney’s central business district are an experiment in the new economic relationships between China and Australia. Read more.

Monday 26 October 2015 [ArchitectureAU]

AILA announces new leadership

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced a new National President and board members, with seven new members selected representing a wide range of experience from across the profession of landscape architecture. Read more.

Monday 26 October 2015 [ArchitectureAU]

AILDM Landscape Design Awards 2015

The Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) has awarded the prestigious Allan Correy Award for Design Excellence 2015 to Steve Taylor of C.O.S Design, plus 7 other category winners. Read more.

Wednesday 28 October 2015 [Green Magazine]

Intergrain launches their Urban Timber Project

Intergrain, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), is launching the national design competition as a challenge to the new generation of Australian designers to explore imaginative ways to use timber in design. Read more.

Wednesday 28 October 2015 [Architecture&Design]

AILA welcomes new National President and Council

Seven new members have joined the Board of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), infusing a reenergised vision to empower landscape architects to lead the debate on liveable cities. Read more.

Wednesday 28 October 2015 [The Interiors Addict]

The winners of the 2015 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards

From an imaginative children’s playground and waterfront library to a tiny cabin perched atop rugged Victorian cliffs, the winners of the sixth annual Intergrain Timber Vision Awards are creative, diverse and visionary. Read more.

Wednesday 28 October 2015 [Australian Design Review]

Sue Barnsley on playful landscapes

In Melbourne recently for This Public Life festival, organised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA), engaging landscape architect Sue Barnsley speaks to us about her award-winning Jubilee Playground project in Glebe. Read more.

Wednesday 28 October 2015 [City News]

The DAs are in for the start of light rail

SIMON Corbell says stage one of Canberra’s light rail network has reached a significant milestone with the lodging of two development applications. “Capital Metro Agency has lodged applications for both the base case from City to Gungahlin and the optional light rail extension to Russell,” Simon said. Read more.

Thursday 29 October 2015 [Australian Design Review]

Orange hush: House on Dalley Avenue

The result is an exceedingly comfortable and controlled temperature. High-set windows and a tree foliage view highlight the design from Melissa Wilson Landscape Architects and make this a surprisingly lovely room. Read more.

Thursday 29 October 2015 [ArchitectureAU]

Green Visions: Nature as infrastructure

A number of recent industry campaigns and major policy documents from both state and local government levels promote nature’s critical role in supporting economic prosperity, health and wellbeing. Read more.

Friday 30 October 2015 [Australian Design Review]

Tim Greer of TZG reveals his picks for Sydney Open this weekend

The director of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer gives his top five suggestions for the most intriguing buildings and inspiring works of architecture to check out at Sydney Open 2015. Read more.

Sunday 1 November 2015 [Courier Mail]

Landscape architect says innovative urban spaces and community living attracting owner occupiers to Brisbane CBD apartments

Brisbane’s CBD is undergoing a monumental change that will see it transform more in the next five years than it has in the past five decades, becoming a sought-after place to live as well as work and play, according to one of Queensland’s leading landscape architects. Read more.

Monday 2 November 2015 [ArchitectureAU]

Barangaroo trumps TCL, Foster + Partners for WAN award

Sydney’s contentious Barangaroo Reserve project, designed by US landscape architect Peter Walker in collaboration with Australian practice Johnson Pilton Walker, has won the World Architecture News Waterfront Award. Read more.

Monday 2 November 2015 [PR Wire]

Stratacell praised in Bankstown CBD upgrade

Seven years since its completion, the Bankstown City Council CBD streetscape upgrade has been heralded an enduring success. In 2008, both the CBD Bus Corridor and Transport Interchange were refurbished with a reconfigured street layout and circulation, new granite pavements, street furniture, and trees. Read more.

Monday 2 November 2015 [Architects Data File]

WAN Waterfront 2015 Award Winner Announced

The winner was selected from six shortlisted projects that were chosen by our experienced jury panel. On board to judge this award was: Bryan Avery MBE, Principal of Avery Associates Architects, Maarten Buijs, Project Manager and Landscape Architect of West8 urban design & landscape architecture bv, Niels de Bruin, Landscape Architect and Partner of White Arkitekter, and Vishnu Anishetty, Lead Designer of Atkins. Read more.

Tuesday 3 November 2015 [Australian Leisure Management]

‘Big ideas’ for the future of Sydney’s Moore Park

The Centennial and Moore Park Trust has canvassed 'seven big ideas' for the future of Sydney's 149-year-old Moore Park as it looks to plan the future direction of the popular area of open space over the years to 2040. Read more.

Tuesday 3 November 2015 [Newspaper Direct]

Playground wins award

JUBILEE Playground in Glebe has been named Best Public Space in the sixth annual Intergrain Timber Vision Awards. Designed by Sue Barnsley Design, the judges noted the playground’s “witty and charming narrative”, saying the use of timber is not only educational, but “stylistic, free and with a sense of adventure”, such as the handcrafted, pod-like cubbyhouse hidden within a fig tree. Read more.

Tuesday 3 November 2015 [isentia]

My Park Rules

FLORA My Park Rules is national competition that invites schoolchildren to reimagine their unloved local parks and green spaces, or their own school grounds, as more exciting and greener spaces in the future. Read more.

Tuesday 3 November 2015 [Sourceable]

Why Management of Our Cities Matters

For those of us passionately working for a better deal for our cities and regions, the election of the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull as our new Prime Minister is a big deal. Read more.

Wednesday 4 November 2015 [World Architecture News]

Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney, Australia PWP Landscape Architecture

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has enabled Sydney to reclaim a container port in the centre of the city to dramatically transform access to the harbour and facilitate economic development. Read more.

Wednesday 4 November 2015 [Braidwood Times]

Botanical bonanza for Braidwood

The town was abuzz at the weekend with garden lovers and day trippers who flocked to the preschool's second Braidwood Open Gardens. The sun shone for the two days, despite the looming threat of thunderstorms, and scores of visitors could be seen wandering Wallace Street with maps in hand. Read more.

Wednesday 4 November 2015 [Tweed Daily News]

Community fight to get Waterlily Park redesigned

WITH no playground and 3,000 kids to keep occupied, the Ocean Shores community has targeted an online campaign to help get Waterlily Park redesigned and redeveloped. The My Park Rules online competition is collaboration between 202020 vision and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects which gives communities the chance to improve their community green space. Read more.

Thursday 5 November 2015 [The Fifth Estate]

Daniel Bennett on landscape architecture and liveable cities

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ newly appointed president Daniel Bennett aims to arm the organisation’s members with sound economic arguments for the importance of landscape in achieving liveable and sustainable cities. Read more.

Thursday 5 November 2015 [Newspaper Direct]

Park Contest Designed for Big Dreamers

PINE Rivers Schools and community groups are encouraged to adopt a neglected park or reserve to enter My Park Rules, a national initiative. Schools and communities will be submitting their dream park plan in the competition sponsored by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. Read more.

Friday 6 November 2015 [Architecture&Design]

Architects fill jury on major Gold Coast public art commission

A group of leading architects and designers will help select the artist to deliver an Urban Oasis in the heart of the Gold Coast in the city’s first major public art commission. Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast’s bustling tourist precinct with a vibrant nightlife, has been selected as the location for the city’s first major public art commission. Read more.

Friday 6 November 2015 [Architecture&Design]

WA Indigenous Elders apartments named Best of the Best at 2015 Sustainability Awards

A multi-residential building designed for the Elders of a displaced Western Australian Indigenous community has emerged as the biggest winner at the 2015 Sustainability Awards, taking home the program’s highest honour, the Best of the Best prize. Read more.

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