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AILA (Vic) Landscape Architecture Awards winners revealed

November 26, 2012

Site Office’s coastal project Keast Park took home the major prize at the AILA’s 2012 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards on Friday 23 November.

Above: Site Office’s Keast Park. All images courtesy AILA.

The Victorian chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) announced the winners of its 2012 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards on Friday 23 November.

Taking home the most prestigious award – the Victoria Medal for Landscape Architecture – was Site Office’s Keast Park for the City of Frankston. A finely crafted project, the jury praised the project for “marrying architecture and landscape to deign the transition from coastal dune to the built environment”. Site Office received an AILA award for the original master plan in 2004, as well as a commendation for urban design from the AIA.

At the core of the project is a detailed boardwalk that both protects the reinstated dune landscape and shelters the grassy local park and community activity. “The project explores the integration and overlap of multiple community facilities and activities, promoting a stronger sense of community ownership and engagement,” said the jury.

Keast Park by Site Office

 

See below for the full list of winners:

Victoria Medal for Landscape Architecture

Keast Park – Site Office

Design in Landscape Architecture

Lonsdale Street Dandenong – Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Design Award

Victoria Park – ASPECT Studios & AECOM
Toomuc Creek – Fitzgerald Frisby Landscape Architecture
MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) – OCULUS
Williamstown High School Bayview Campus Landscape Redevelopment – Rush\Wright Associates

Urban Design in Landscape Architecture

North Wharf Promenade – Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Urban Design Award

Revitalising Central Dandenong Master Plan – Places Victoria

Planning in Landscape Architecture

Knox Liveable Streets Plan – ASPECT Studios

Planning Award

Davis Road, Tarniet – AECOM
City of Melbourne Open Space Strategy – Thompson Berrill Landscape Design

Land Management in Landscape Architecture

Aurora Conservation Reserve Management – MDG Landscape Architects

Research & Communication in Landscape Architecture

Victorian Desalination Project Green Roof – ASPECT Studios

Research & Communication Award

Children’s Museum Garden – Site Office
Tickle Booklets – Taylor Cullity Lethlean

AILA Victoria Graduate Landscape Architect Future Leaders Award

Design Gesture in Mining Reclamation – Natarsha Lamb

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