You might not realise how often you engage with landscape architecture. But take a stroll through a city park, public gallery, university or garden, and you’ll likely be in an environment that has been specifically designed to highlight the natural qualities of the place, and facilitate an enjoyable and functional experience.
The 2019 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards celebrate how ‘beauty, sustainability, creativity, nature and wellbeing come together.’ The awards program covers 13 categories, from civic landscapes to parks, gardens and open spaces. The Jury Chair Mary Papaioannou highlighted ‘we saw the contribution that projects make through delivering a public realm that encourages recovery and rehabilitation, inclusivity and engagement.’
‘Landscape Architects ensure the complex relationship between people and nature is embedded through the many places that shape the way we live on this planet.’ added Adrian Gray, President of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
Take a scroll through the best of Victoria’s urban and rural environments, shaped by award-winning landscape architects!
Civic Landscape sponsored by Brickworks
Award of Excellence – Bendigo Hospital Project by OCULUS Landscape Architecture + Urban Design
Community Contribution sponsored by the Built Environment Channel
Landscape Architecture Award – Goulburn Valley Health Therapeutic Courtyard by Spiire
Award of Excellence – Parliament of Victoria, Member’s Annex Landscapes by Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Landscape Architecture Award – Mount Buffalo Chalet Gardens Conservation Management Plan by Inspiring Place
Gardens sponsored by Lawn Solutions Australia:
Award of Excellence – Twig House by Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Landscape Architecture Award – Bendigo Botanic Gardens – Garden for the Future by Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Infrastructure sponsored by ACO
Award of Excellence – Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project by ASPECT Studios
Award of Excellence – Greening the Pipeline- MOS Pilot Park by GHDWoodhead
Landscape Planning sponsored by Glascott Landscape and Civil
Landscape Architecture Award – Woowookarung Regional Park Plan by Site Office, Streets for People Feasibility Study by Hansen Partnership, and Moonee Ponds Creek Opportunities Plan by McGregor Coxall.
Parks & Open Space sponsored by Street Furniture Australia
Award of Excellence – Monash University Eastern Precinct Landscape by Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Play Spaces sponsored by LARK Industries
Research, Policy & Communications
Award of Excellence – ReCasting Terra Nullius Blindness by Deakin University
Landscape Architecture Award – Spiire Inclusive Cities Research Project by Spiire
Small Projects sponsored by Metro Trees
Landscape Architecture Award – Turner Street Vertical Garden by Simon Ellis Landscape Architects