2018 SA Landscape Architecture Awards

The 2018 South Australian Landscape Architecture Awards showcase the quality of design within our state.

The awarded projects often build from the strength of clients’ aspirations and are a demonstration of the effectiveness of the relationship between the client and the design team.

Over the years, we have seen these relationships strengthen as landscape architects become a key facilitator in engaging developers, local government and communities, as well as design partners, in the design process and shaping the final outcomes.

Similarly, over the years, AILA SA and its members have made considerable inroads advocating to government to raise their expectations, and to strengthen their ambitions, towards the quality of our built environment, its resilience and liveability. Our work with the Department of Health and Ageing continues to demonstrate the supporting partnership between government and AILA SA, and builds on our past connections with the Department of the Environment and Water. The ongoing evolution of The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act, and AILA’s participation in this major reform will significantly shape our future neighbourhoods, and the role of the design professions will have in the quality of life for our communities.

These are important moments. A few years back I saw Alexandros Washburn, the chief urban designer for the City of New York speak in Melbourne about shaping cities. He made a statement that I continue to reflect on. He suggested in many cases, the importance doesn’t lie in coming up with the right answer but coming up with the right question that defines the success of a city.

South Australia is once again at an interesting point as it embarks on a new future following the recent change of political power. As a state, we must carefully consider our next steps and ensure we ask the right questions heading in the new directions. We must ask the right questions about the future of industry, about the future of energy, about protecting our natural environment, about the future of our relationship with the traditional owners across South Australia. We must also ask the right questions about how we want to live, work and spend time in our future cities, towns and suburbs across greater Adelaide and regional areas.

Awards are an opportunity to reward leadership, ambition, commitment, persistence and hard work.

This year, I present the 2018 President’s Award to the Government of South Australia – Renewal SA for Tonsley Innovation District. This Award recognises the importance of asking the right questions, as I believe it was those first critical steps that set a powerful direction towards the successful creations of one of the most awarded developments nationally and enabling the quality of the work to be undertaken by the South Australia design community in response to its aspirations.

Congratulations to everyone who put forward projects for consideration and to all the winners in 2018.

Ben Willsmore, AILA SA Chapter President

2018 SA Landscape Architecture Awards

2018 AILA SA PRESIDENT’S AWARD

TONSLEY INNOVATION DISTRICT
Recipient: Government of South Australia – Renewal SA

PARKS AND OPEN SPACE

OAKLANDS PARK & WETLAND
Parks and Open Space Award of Excellence
Entrant Practice: TCL
Precinct / Area: City of Marion
Client: City of Marion

Photo: Sam Noonan

MUKANTHI NATURE PLAYSPACE
Parks and Open Space Landscape Architecture Award

Entrant Practice: Peter Semple landscape architects (PSLA) ans Climbing Tree Creations in collaboration with indigenous artist Allan Sumner
Precinct / Area: Morialta Conservation Park
Client: Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)

PLAY SPACES

MUKANTHI NATURE PLAYSPACE
Play Spaces Award of Excellence
Entrant Practice: Peter Semple landscape architects (PSLA) and Climbing Tree Creations in collaboration with indigenous artist Allan Sumner
Precinct / Area: Morialta Conservation Park
Client: Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)

Photo: Peter Semple

ALBERTON PRIMARY SCHOOL, ‘THE NEST’
Play Spaces Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: JPE Design Studio
Precinct / Area: Queenstown – City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Client: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and Department for Education and Child Development (DECD)

URBAN DESIGN

ADELAIDE RIVERBANK PRECINCT PUBLIC REALM
Urban Design Award of Excellence
Entrant Practice: ARM with TCL
Precinct / Area: Adelaide
Client: DPTI / Renewal SA

ROYAL ADELAIDE HOSPITAL
Urban Design Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: Tract Consultants Pty Ltd
Precinct / Area: Adelaide
Client: HYLC Joint Venture

WILLUNGA MAINSTREET PROJECT
Urban Design Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: WAX Design
Precinct / Area: City of Onkaparinga – Willunga
Client: City of Onkaparinga

CIVIC LANDSCAPE

BANK STREET UPGRADE
Civic Landscape Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: City of Adelaide and Renewal SA
Precinct/Area: Adelaide
Client: City of Adelaide and Renewal SA

Photo: Chris Oaten

ROYAL ADELAIDE HOSPITAL
Civic Landscape Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: Tract Consultants Pty Ltd
Precinct/Area: Adelaide
Client: HYLC Joint Venture

INFRA-STRUCTURE

O-BAHN CITY ACCESS PROJECT
Infrastructure Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: Oxigen
Precinct / Area: Adelaide
Client: Government of South Australia – Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Photo: Corey Roberts

CULTURAL HERITAGE

WILLUNGA MAINSTREET PROJECT
Cultural Heritage Award of Excellence
Entrant Practice: WAX Design
Precinct / Area: City of Onkaparinga
Client: City of Onkaparinga

Photo: Dan Schulz

ROYAL ADELAIDE HOSPITAL
Cultural Heritage Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: Tract Consultants Pty Ltd
Precinct / Area: Adelaide
Client: HYLC Joint Venture

SMALL PROJECTS

STATION LANE
Small Projects Award of Excellence
Entrant Practice: WAX Design
Precinct / Area: Adelaide
Client: SKYCITY

Photo: Dan Schulz

PARKOUR @ HACKHAM WEST
Small Projects Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: City of Onkaparinga
Precinct / Area: City of Onkaparinga
Client: City of Onkaparinga and People Matters Hackham West Community Forum

TOURISM

ONKAPARINGA RIVER RECREATION PARK & NATIONAL PARK VISITOR FACILITIES UPGRADE
Tourism Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: ASPECT Studios
Precinct / Area: City of Onkaparinga
Client: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Photo: Max McKinnon

STATION LANE
Tourism Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: WAX Design
Precinct / Area: Adelaide
Client: SKYCITY Adelaide Casino

GARDENS

MAYLANDS RESIDENCE
Gardens Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: WAX Design
Precinct / Area: Maylands
Client: Private Residence

Photo: Sam Noonan

LORETO – ADVENTURE AND NATURE PLAY
Gardens Landscape Architecture Award
Entrant Practice: Oxigen
Precinct / Area: Marryatville
Client: Loreto College

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

POINT MALCOLM RESERVE
The Adelaide Review – People’s Choice Award
Entrant: City of Charles Sturt Urban Design Team
Client: City of Charles Sturt

Photo: Kathryn Thomas

FUTURE LEADERS

KATARINA BAUMANN
Future Leader Award Graduate
Practice: WAX Design

Header image: Willunga Mainstreet Project (photo: Dan Schulz)

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