The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2022 Victoria Landscape Architecture Awards.
The AILA Landscape Architecture Awards, which celebrate excellence in landscape architecture, saw a total of 60 project submissions in Victoria for this year’s edition, with 34 awards given across multiple categories in recognition exceptional work in the design of outdoor spaces.
An innovative space for the creative community, a four-decade volunteer effort, a healing garden at the Heide Museum and a new open green space in Melbourne’s CBD were some of the entries that were honored during the AILA Victoria Landscape Architecture Awards this year.
“The Awards provide a vehicle to publicly promote and demonstrate to industry, business, government and the wider community the positive impact the profession has on Australian life through the planning and design of environments. built and natural,” said AILA Victoria Landscape Architecture Awards Jury President. , said Lisa Howard.
“We see cultural values alongside social values, environmental values and sustainability values. For the jury, it was not only about recognizing the knowledge that was transferred to the landscape architects and passed on to us by the traditional owners, but also how this knowledge is then integrated into a project and how this knowledge are integrated into a result, so that the end user can also experience this incredible understanding of the country,” noted Howard.
Among the many notable winners is the Avalon Corridor Strategy Values Assessment, presented by AILA Victoria as an ambitious and forward-thinking project. It considers a vast expanse of culturally significant land and waterways under pressure from urban development to help shape decision-making for the Avalon Corridor.
“The project is commendable for going beyond consultation, to engaging with the Wadawurrung as a key collaborator and co-author of the project, which has both built capacity and ensured voices are heard. . It breaks new ground by framing Wadawurrung values and living cultural heritage in a format aligned with government legislation. This is a strong precedent for empowering traditional owner groups to participate in and inform planning processes. »
List of AILA Victoria Landscape Architecture Award Winners
Category | Winners
Civic landscape | Pentridge Piazza, ASPECT Studios
Civic landscape | Hampshire Road Civic Green, Brimbank Borough Council
Community Contribution (Award of Excellence) | Yaluk Langa Design Framework – Heide Museum of Modern Art, Urban Initiatives
Community contribution | Collingwood Yards, Studio SBLA
Community contribution | Hovells Creek Linear Park/Kevin Hoffman Walk, David Martin
Cultural Heritage (Award of Excellence) | Avalon Corridor Strategy Cultural Values Assessment, Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, City of Greater Geelong, Wyndham City Council & Unearthed Heritage Australia Pty Ltd
cultural heritage | Wesley Square, OCULUS
Gardens (Award of Excellence) | The Healing Garden at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Openwork Pty Ltd
Gardens | Cliff House, BWLA
Gardens | Fitzroy Bridge House, Robyn Barlow Design
Health and Education Landscape (Award of Excellence) | Bendigo Kangan Tafe Redevelopment, Studio SBLA
Health and education landscape | Woowookarung Dementia Friendly Forest and Sensory Trail, Thomson Hay Landscape Architects
Health and education landscape | Monash University – South Enclosure Landscape, ASPECT Studios
Infrastructure (Award of Excellence) | Bell in Moreland, Tract
Infrastructure | Removed Toorak Road Railroad Crossing, ASPECT Studios
Land Management (Award of Excellence) | Tyers Lake (Bung Yarnda) Camping and Access Strategy, Parks Victoria
Landscaping (Award of Excellence) | Access and infrastructure plan of the marine and coastal park of Yallock-Bulluk, Hassell Studio
Play spaces | Arcadia Dragon Park, outlines landscape architecture
Play spaces | Jells Park, landscape architecture by Fitzgerald Frisby
Parks and green spaces | New Quay Central Park, ASPECT Studios with SAALA (formerly Stutterheim Anderson Landscape Architects)
Research, Policy and Communications | The Asian Big Book of Landscape Architecture, Jillian Walliss and Heike Rahmann
Research, Policy and Communications | City of Melbourne Green Factor Tool, City of Melbourne
Research, Policy and Communications | Our City’s Green Action Plan: Strategic Rationale for Sustainability Regulatory Requirements, Arup, Oculus, HillDPA and Junglefy for the City of Melbourne
Small projects | Monash College Forest Biomes, GLAS Landscape Architects
Tourism (Award of Excellence) | Grampians Peaks Trail (Gariwerd), McGregor Coxall with Noxon Giffen
Tourism | Lake Tyrrell Tourism Infrastructure Design, Thomson Hay Landscape Architects
Tourism | Maits Rest, describes landscape architecture
Urban Design | Morris Moor, Tract
Urban Design | South Melbourne Life Saving Club, Site Office
Regional awards | Grampians Peaks Trail (Gariwerd)
Regional awards | Tyers Lake (Bung Yarnda) Camping and Access Strategy
Future Leaders (Graduates) | Molly Rose Coulter
Future Leaders (student) | Georgina de Beaujeu