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2017 AILA Queensland Awards

Date 27.06.2017

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We're proud to share that we have received three Landscape Architecture Awards from three submissions to the 2017 AILA Queensland Awards. This includes recognition in two brand new categories.

These awarded projects demonstrate our commitment to create contextually responsive places of the highest quality.

A big thank you goes out to AILA Queensland for hosting a great awards night. We also congratulate our talented colleagues for their awards. It's great to see such a diverse range of high quality projects, this is an amazing representation of the Landscape Architecture profession in Queensland.

The 2017 National Landscape Architecture Awards to be held in Sydney on October 12.

Small Projects: South Bank Parklands Pop Up Park

South Bank Parklands Pop Up Park won the Queensland Landscape Architecture Award for the new 'Small Projects' category; projects include those considered to be 'small' in terms of size or budget and are recognised that have been constrained by size or budget restrictions, but have achieved a level of invention and creativity beyond these constraints.

We thank our collaborator Naturform and our client City Parkland Services for their collaborative support.

Judges Comments

"This project shows the powerful and effective impact of using movable furniture to transform a space. It is a great example of leadership in place management and tactical urbanism where small budget and temporary projects can inform longer-term design. This project shows the diverse skills of Landscape Architects in clever short term adaptation of space to meet emerging community needs."

Parks & Open Spaces: Hobbs Park + 480 Queen

Hobbs Park + 480 Queen won the Queensland Landscape Architecture Award for the 'Parks and Open Spaces' category; projects are public parks and open space, or strategic open space projects that balance the demand for recreation, culture and the environment.

We thank our collaborators at BVN, Cardno and Aurecon and our client Grocon for Dexus for their collaborative support.

JUDGES COMMENTS

"Hobbs Park delivers an intriguing and unexpected sequence of connected public spaces in the heart of Brisbane CBD. The project offers a seamless building and public open space experience that clearly reflects and demonstrates the power of a deeply integrated, inter-disciplinary approach to design. We commend the vision of both the client and their design team in utilising the opportunities of an urban landscape to contribute to the quality and variety of the public realm of the city."

Play Spaces: Roma Street Parkland Playground and Children's Garden

Roma Street Parkland Playground and Children's Garden won the Queensland Landscape Architecture Award for the new 'Play Spaces' category; projects that are play spaces or strategies which promote the notion of active play and embrace the temporal elements of the active play space.

We thank our partner on the project Playscape Creations and our collaborators at Landplan, MPN, EMF, Bligh Tanner, JMAC and our client City Parkland Services for their collaborative support.

JUDGES COMMENTS

"The Roma Street Parkland Playground and Children’s Garden has brought alive a quiet and disconnected corner of one of Brisbane’s favourite parklands with a new hive of active and nature based play. This exciting and imaginative design response showcases the drama of terrain, affording exploration and discovery, whilst paying tribute to the horticultural wonderment that the parkland is famous for."