Last week we published the design concept for the The Immersery which has now opened to the public as the centrepiece of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The Immersery is a cloud-like structure suspended above a floating bar and open-kitchen restaurant on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River designed by international design practice HASSELL, from a concept dreamt up by the team at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. WLA interviewed HASSELL by email about the design and various aspects of the design process.
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AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects) has recently undergone a few changes and “has commenced a new age for the profession with a new National Council (Board) and CEO.”. Shahana McKenzie, has been appointed as new AILA CEO. Shanana previously had several key positions at the Australian Institute of Architects.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has a new National Council (Board) and CEO. Led by national award-winning landscape architect and recently elected National President, Mark Frisby, National Council has committed to providing transparent and engaging leadership in its efforts to unite the profession and advocate for better built and natural environments within Australia.
Mark Frisby is joined on National Council by Treasurer, Andrew Turnbull; Secretary, Shaun Walsh; joint Vice Presidents, Daniel Bennett and Suzanne Moulis; Jerry de Gryse; Fiona Eddleston; Greg Grabasch; Liesl Malan and Julie Marler.
AILA is also seeking a Creative Director for a new Festival of Landscape Architecture to be held in Brisbane, Australia in late 2014. The scope of the roles and responsibilities for the Creative Director are primarily focused on the themes, content and style of the festival, with the formal and operational aspects being the primary focus of the Institute’s team. Proposals are sought from individuals or collaborative teams and due on March 5, 2014. More information at AILA website
Later this week the 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival opens to the public with a centrepiece designed by HASSELL. The cloud-like structure suspended above a floating bar and open-kitchen restaurant on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River. HASSELL designed The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar and Raingarden from a concept dreamt up by the team at MFWF, and more than double the size of last year’s Festival hub. HASSELL designer Brenton Beggs said The Immersery brings the Festival’s water theme alive and offers a glimpse of the long term potential of the Southbank site.
Continue reading HASSELL dreams up centrepiece for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
The Temporary Placemaking installation at the University of Technology Sydney is an example of the ‘lighter, quicker, cheaper’ ethos which provided a green outlook, seating opportunities and a place to gather for students during a 7 week period whilst the new Campus Alumni Green is under construction. Designed to be assembled in a short time period and tight budget, the installation items will also be reused and adapted for other locations.
Continue reading UTS Alumni Green – Temporary Placemaking Installation | Sydney Australia | ASPECT Studios
Walla Mulla Park, was generated by the construction of the Eastern suburbs railway line in the 1970s, which saw the demolition of a number of terrace houses, resulting in left over space reclaimed as a park. The site, neighbouring a homeless men’s hostel, came to be frequented by a number of homeless people – some longterm residents and other transient dwellers. Walla Mulla Park soon became notorious for all that homelessness embodies in society’s eyes – drug dealing, alcohol abuse, vandalism, dirtiness. Mostly a collection of people with tragic stories, hiding behind a façade of hostility.
Continue reading Walla Mulla Park | Sydney Australia | Terragram