AILA announces 2021 National Landscape Architecture Award winners

Australia’s best new landscape architecture projects are building back cities and towns through the revival of public and private outdoor spaces.

Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) recognised 47 projects across 17 different categories as part of the 2021 National Landscape Architecture Awards on Thursday 14 October.

Winners were recognised for displaying an effort to facilitate environmental stewardship while striving for cultural sustainability, particularly in the Gardens, Health and Education Landscape, Parks and Play Spaces categories.

AILA President Claire Martin said the past 18 months had highlighted the strengths and vulnerabilities of our cities, stressing the need for our public spaces to deliver fundamental social, environmental, and economic change.
“This year’s diverse award entrants demonstrate the leading role that landscape architects play in delivering innovative responses to complex issues and making positive contributions to our regions and cities,” Ms Martin said.

List of AILA National Award Winners

Civic Landscape

Award of Excellence
Fish Lane Town Square – RPS

Fish Lane Town Square – RPS

Landscape Architecture Award
Station Street Mall Frankston – Site Office & City of Frankston

Cultural Heritage

Award of Excellence
Ngajarli – Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Ngajarli – Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Landscape Architecture Award
Fairbridge Children’s Park – CLOUSTON Associates
Wunggurrwil Dhurrung – REALMstudios

Gardens

Award of Excellence
The Phoenix Gallery – 360 Degrees Landscape Architects

The Phoenix Gallery – 360 Degrees Landscape Architects

Landscape Architecture Award
Coastal Woodland Garden – Robyn Barlow Design
Coogee Common – Seedesign Studio
Lucent – Form Landscape Architects
Salt Wind Garden – Oxigen Pty Ltd

Health and Education Landscape

Award of Excellence
Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) and Public Realm, Herston Quarter – Hassell

Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) and Public Realm, Herston Quarter – Hassell

Landscape Architecture Award
Albert Park College Senior Campus – Site Office
Bilya Marlee – UDLA
Hillbrook Anglican School Campus – Vee Design

Infrastructure

Award of Excellence
Pacific Highway Upgrade – AECOM, ARUP, CM+, Context, Corkery Consulting with Studio Colin Polwarth, DEM, DesignInc, Environmental Partnership, HBO+EMTB, Hassell, Jackson Teece, KI Studio, Spackman Mossop Michaels, Tract and the Centre for Urban Design

Pacific Highway Upgrade

Landscape Architecture Award
CBD and South East Light Rail – ASPECT Studios with Grimshaw and the City of Sydney, on behalf of Transport for NSW, supported by Randwick City Council
Reimagining your Creek – REALMstudios with Alluvium Consulting and E2DesignLab

International

Award of Excellence
Nayara Tented Camp – VIDA Masterplanning + Design

Nayara Tented Camp – VIDA Masterplanning + Design

Landscape Architecture Award
Colma Creek Climate Adaption Planning – Hassell
Xichong Coast Recovery Plan – Hassell

Land Management

Award of Excellence
Lalang-gaddam Marine Park Visitor Plan – Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Lalang-gaddam Marine Park Visitor Plan – Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Landscape Architecture Award
Ellendale – Place Design Group

Landscape Planning

Landscape Architecture Award
A Manual for Evaluating the Visual Impact of Pumped Hydro Energy Storage – Inspiring Place with assistance from Entura Pty Ltd
Suburb Improvement Program Review- Greening Onkaparinga – City of Onkaparinga

Parks and Open Space

Award of Excellence
Riverside Green – South Bank Parklands – Hassell

iverside Green – South Bank Parklands – Hassell

Landscape Architecture Award
Bina Parkland – Ecoscape
Tullamore Southern Gully Reserve – MDG Landscape Architects

Play Spaces

Award of Excellence
Deep Creek Eco Play – Playce Pty Ltd with Agency of Sculpture

Deep Creek Eco Play – Playce Pty Ltd with Agency of Sculpture

Landscape Architecture Award
Bradbury Park Scooter Track – Form Landscape Architects and Brisbane City Council
The Sales Ring Playground – Arcadia Landscape Architecture

Regional Achievement

Regional Achievement Award
Barossa Adventure Station – Birdseye Studios
Batemans Bay Waterfront Master Plan Activation Strategy – Inspiring Place Pty Ltd
Eromanga Township – CUSP Pty Ltd
Kaju Yatka (Kalbarri Skywalk) – Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Research, Policy and Communications

Award of Excellence
LXRP Indigenous Design Guidelines – Level Crossing Removal Project

XRP Indigenous Design Guidelines – Level Crossing Removal Project

Landscape Architecture Award
Guide to Green Building Elements – Lat27 for Brisbane City Council – City Planning and Economic Development Branch
Place Value Ashfield – To & Fro Studio and Daniel Jan

Small Projects

Award of Excellence
Albert Park Office + Depot – Openwork + Christina Silk Office for Planting

Albert Park Office + Depot – Openwork + Christina Silk Office for Planting

Tourism

Award of Excellence
Kaju Yatka (Kalbarri Skywalk) – Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Kaju Yatka (Kalbarri Skywalk) – Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Landscape Architecture Award
Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre – Playstreet in collaboration with Cumulus Studios
Summerland Farm – Plummer & Smith with DFJ Architects

Urban Design

Award of Excellence
Design King William – City of Unley with Outerspace Landscape Architects and BMD Group

Design King William – City of Unley with Outerspace Landscape Architects and BMD Group

Landscape Architecture Award
Caloundra Main Street Urban Revitalisation – Sunshine Coast Council
Logan Central Civic Community Precinct Plan – Logan City Council and Archipelago

Community Contribution

Award of Excellence
Inglenooks – Four Landscape Studio

Inglenooks – Four Landscape Studio

Landscape Architecture Award
Mission Australia DAYS Courtyard – Emerge Associates + LD Total

President’s Award

Pamela Conrad for Pathfinder – Pamela Conrad

Image Credits: Courtesy of Australian Institute of Landscape Architects