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Brookfield Place is a landmark destination in the Australian city of Perth, attracting thousands of people who go there to work, eat, drink and relax. The site covers an entire city block. Unused for 30 years, it was a scar on the central business district. Today, it is a vibrant, mixed-use precinct that houses the world’s largest resources company and some of Perth’s best restaurants and leisure activities.
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Gone are the days where kids play in their neighbourhood streets until the street lights come on at night time. The reality is that parents worry, children are timid and cars are fast. As a result, children’s play opportunities within their neighbourhood and socialisation within a residential street are limited, negatively impacting community spirit and capacity for inclusion for people with disability.
Continue reading 7 Senses Street Day | Brisbane, Australia | Guymer Bailey Landscape
Australian engineering firm, Bligh Tanner has won a design competition for its innovative Cochlear inspired design that will form a major sculptural installation at the 250 hectare National Arboretum in Canberra.
The Engineers Australia Freefall Experience Design Ideas Competition invited engineers, designers and other creative professionals from around the country to design a showcase installation for the Engineers Australia Freefall Pin Oak Forest at the National Arboretum.
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Forecast Festival 2014 – Program Launch from Blueroom Productions on Vimeo.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has launched the program for Australia’s first Landscape Architecture Festival. The theme for the inaugral event is Forecast – designed to inspire and engage by re-imagining the way we meet and celebrate the [landscape] profession, share our stories and learn through discourse and debate.
The festival to be held in Brisbane from 16th to 18th of October to explore, define and forecast Landscape Architecture from differing perspectives. The Festival program includes exhibition, walks, self-guided walks, a research forum and conference.
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This Week in Landscape is back from a few weeks summer holiday. Here is landscape news, links and information from this week.
Landscape architects are among the 140-plus firms in the New London Awards 2014 shortlists | Landscape Institute
“Several landscape architecture practices feature in the shortlist of more than 140 projects selected out of hundreds submitted for the New London Awards 2014, which seek to ‘recognise the very best in architecture, planning and development in the capital’.”
Embracing Complexity | Yoshi Silverstein | The Dirt
“Explaining why we need new approaches to resilience, she said in just the first twelve years of this century, we’ve already seen the two costliest natural disasters in U.S. history (Hurricanes Katrina in 2005 and Sandy in 2012), along with more frequent and extreme events, such as wildfires, droughts, and flooding.”
‘Landscape architecture is about people’ | Vinusha Paulraj | the Sunday Times
“It’s about people and how they need open spaces to be healthy mentally, physically and socially.”
Vale Ralph Neale OAM, founding publisher of Landscape Australia passes away | AILA
‘We have lost a great contributor and I hope his memory will live on through his writing, photography and paintings in the many editions of Landscape Australia that he leaves behind.’ – Bruce Echberg
Reconnecting with countryside must be at root of Big City Plan | Graeme Brown | Birmingham Post
“Kathryn Moore, professor of landscape architecture at Birmingham City University, said there needed to be a more holistic proposal than the Big City Plan to make use of terrain like the Tame Valley and Spaghetti Junction.”
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The Suneden Sensory Playspace is demonstrative of what can be achieved on a modest budget, when landscape architects re-imagine standard building material into amazing new play opportunities. Suneden Sensory Playspace is the result of the imagination and innovation WAX Design and the local community. Using a tiny budget and community support, WAX Design has created an amazing 200m2 playspace that excites, simulates and challenges the various abilities of the students at the school.
The unique and entertaining designs use a host of standard building and landscape material to create a series of outdoor rooms that incorporate explorative and sensory activities that help to improve student’s body awareness, problem solving, cognition, creativity, enhance their overall learning abilities and above all increase their happiness.
Continue reading Suneden Sensory Playspace | Mitchell Park Australia | WAX Design
The iconic beach playground of Australia, Surfers Paradise is a mecca for entertainment and tourism. Attracting vast numbers of tourists from around the world, as well as locals of all different ages, interests, cultures and backgrounds, it is a place of enjoyment both in the surf & sand and in the thriving retail & commercial attractions. In 2006 the Gold Coast City Council commissioned the Master Plan for the Surfers Paradise Foreshore Redevelopment and in 2013 the final touches were laid realising an exciting vision for Surfers Paradise.
Continue reading Surfers Paradise Foreshore Redevelopment | Surfers Paradise Australia | PLACE Design Group