Nineteen inspiring projects have been named winners of the 2022 South Australian Landscape Architecture Awards by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA). Selected from 28 entries, these projects, which ranged from cultural heritage to biodiversity-rich landscapes, were recognized for their outstanding contribution to South Australia’s landscape architecture industry and the wider community.
The SA Awards 2022 jury was delighted to see diverse, inspiring and well-designed projects across all categories, with an underlying theme of facilitation.
Highlighting the important role of landscape architecture in enhancing community life, AILA SA Awards Jury Chairman and AILA SA President Daniel Bennett said: “It is clear in 2022 that South Australian landscape architects play a positive facilitating role in the country’s recognition, working with First Nations to recognize a painful and often shameful past in order to create places of truth and reconciliation for the future.
“The Wangayarta Project, a co-designed project between Kaurna Elders, Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation and Oxigen, demonstrates a deep belief and commitment to reconciliation and healing, facilitating a low budget project as a space for all. All projects, regardless of scale and budget, should view this project as a new benchmark for collaboration.
“Landscape architects create better cities. Dealing with age-old questions about how our suburbs can deliver better, better places in a more sustainable way, deal with climate change and the impacts of where we find ourselves in the world, on the edge of the desert.
“This year’s awards reinforce good design, which is not only essential to enriching and sustaining our lives, but also plays a critical role in mitigating the real and growing threats of a changing, warming and dysfunctional climate,” said he declared.
South Australia Landscape Architecture Awards – Winners
Excellence Award: Wangayarta – Co-designed by Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation (KYAC), the Kaurna community and Oxigen
Award: Yunggorendi Mande Cultural Gathering Space – Wax Design
Award: Lightsview Linear Park – Aspect Studios
PARKS AND OPEN SPACES
Excellence Award: Lightsview Linear Park – Aspect Studios
Award: George Street Preserve, Marion Historic Village – Green Spaces and Marion Town Planning
Excellence Award: Mitcham Library and Hawthorn Preserve Upgrade – Aspect Studios
Award: Railway station – Oxigen
Award: Moonta Street Revitalization – City of Adelaide
Award: Greening of Port Pirie – SA Water and Aurecon
Award: North-South Corridor: Regency Road to Pym Street (R2P) Project Green Infrastructure Plan – Aspect Studios
Railway station – Oxigen
Conservation Council of South Australia
HEALTHY PARKS FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE (HPHP) AWARDS
HPHP SA Awards 2022
Wangayarta – Co-designed by Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation (KYAC), the Kaurna community and Oxigen
HPHP SA 2022 Commendation
Mitcham Library and Hawthorn Preserve Upgrade – Aspect Studios
Lightsview Linear Park – Aspect Studios
FUTURE LEADER – SCOTT HAWKEN AND KATHY BAWDEN CONFLICT
Future Graduate Leaders Award
Niveta Chawla, Landscape Architects of Outer Space
Wenxuan Zhang, Outer Space Landscape Architects
Future Student Leader Award
Zhuocheng Gu, University of Adelaide
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
SA Grown People’s Choice Award
Cultural Connection Space Kurlana Tapa – Design Well Landscape Architects