NZILA Resene Pride of Place Landscape Awards 2010 announced

April 19, 2010,AEDT

New Zealand’s prestigious Landscape Architecture Awards ceremony was held on Friday 16th April in Wellington. ‘NZILA Resene Pride of Place Landscape Architecture Awards 2010′ provided a record 127 entrants with tougher competition than ever before. Award-winners, who are chosen by the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects’ judges just once | Read More

Wetlands restored after long term acid runoff

January 5, 2010,AEDT

Australian scientists have announced the world’s first successful large-scale restoration of a coastal wetland being devastated by acid runoff. The acid crisis at East Trinity began in the 1970s, when developers drained and cleared 800 hectares of tidal wetland to grow sugarcane. This dried out underlying acid sulfate soils causing | Read More

Australian architects think about cities in 2050 and beyond

December 21, 2009,AEDT

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced a shortlist of proposals for the Australia Pavillion at the Venice Biennale. The shortlist of 24 was selected from 129 submissions addressing urban spaces in 2050 and beyond. Some of the proposals include: New cities of 50,000-100,000 in desert areas Cities which feature | Read More

Top scientists join calls to save threatened red gum forests

November 24, 2009,AEDT

Sydney Morning Herald reports MORE than 50 leading scientists from around Australia have written to the Premier, Nathan Rees, asking him to protect the iconic Riverina red gum forests by creating huge national parks in south-western NSW and increasing the flow of water to them from the Murray and Murrumbidgee | Read More

UWA Students design Moongazing platform

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Landscape Architecture students from the University of Western Australia created concept plans Meelup Regional Park commissioned by the Shire of Busselton. The idea of a Moongazers platform arose from these plans as the beach is one of few beaches where the moon can be seen rising over the Indian Ocean | Read More

New sample designs for Sydney railway stations

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Sydney Metro have released sample designs for Pyrmont and Rozelle metro stations are now online following a second successful design principles workshop. The three different visions for how the stations might look were developed during the workshop process, which was held to develop draft design principles to guide future station | Read More