Contemporary universities are becoming microcosms of our cities.Open spaces are now being developed not as decorative foregrounds to buildings but to host staff, students and the wider community in myriad ways; whether it is meeting, studying, playing, exercising, partying, dining, promenading or escaping. These are social spaces serving increasing | Read More
Acacia Place, is an award winning, mixed use/apartment village on a unique Elm tree gladed bend of the Yarra River in Abbotsford. The project comprises three residential buildings – Eden, Haven and Sanctuary, all carefully sited to a well-considered public open space masterplan intentionally activated by cafes, retail and some | Read More
University landscapes are being reinvented. Once defined by the mediative calm of the cloister, they are now seeking new ways to engage in the life of the city. In an age of online and off campus learning, university landscapes are now playing a critical role in both attracting and retaining | Read More
The City West Police Complex is a facility for Victoria Police serving the western division of the Melbourne City and Docklands. The complex includes a public police station and corporate police offices with a 24 hour public plaza and private roof garden. The landscape concept focuses on how the plaza | Read More
The relocation of the 2015 MPavilion triggered the funding and implementation of Stage 1 of the CLEC Masterplan (the eastern portion of Docklands Park). MALA recently developed the masterplan for Places Victoria to transform the dilapidated eastern portion of Docklands Park into a thriving new recreational and cultural hub. | Read More
Located in the heart of South Yarra in Melbourne, the Ilk apartments have been designed to create a sense of community. The project presented an opportunity to create a series of landscapes for residents including a garden walk and two recreational podiums with a variety of residents’ amenities.
Cemeteries were once designed for a few, and looked only to the past. Bunurong Memorial Park transforms the conventional to create a contemporary community park for all, for everyday use, for walking and playing, in addition to being a most special place to memorialise the lives of those now passed. | Read More
Melbourne-based landscape architect, Nathan Burkett has won the Show Garden Gold Medal at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, blowing the judges away with his architectural aesthetic and unique living centerpieces.
In 2015, CityLink are undertaking a project to transform an unused site, known as the Power Street Loop. Since the Loop’s creation in 2000, there has been significant residential and commercial development in the area and it has emerged as the city’s arts and cultural heart. Through its thoughtful transformation, the | Read More
This little project is located at a subtly, fantastic site. You would walk straight past it. There was nothing really there. It is located at the corner of Smith Street and Otter Street in Collingwood. Smith Street has an original and colourful character. Despite the recent high house prices, it | Read More