AILA Announces 2023 National Awards

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2023 National Awards at an event held in Adelaide. The jury, comprised of renowned landscape architects, academics and built environment professionals, honoured 51 winners for their positive impact on the country’s regions, towns and cities.

AILA National Awards Jury Chair Claire Martin says the work of landscape architects is more important than ever.

“The need for landscape architecture has never been greater,” she says. “Whether by accelerating adaptation, strategising for carbon and flood mitigation, increasing biodiversity or improving the health of our waterways. Likewise, landscape architects can strengthen people’s connection with their environment and to each other, improve livelihoods and health outcomes, foster truth telling and simply bring joy to people.

The following list is the winners of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) – National Awards for 2023:

President’s Award
The 2023 President’s Award is a well-deserved honour bestowed upon Fiona Morrison, who holds the esteemed position of Commissioner of Open Space and Parks at the Department of Planning and Environment in New South Wales.

International
Landscape Architecture Awards
Bosjes Square | One Landscape Architects, South Africa
Sapa & Surrounds: Lao Cai Province Urban Resilience Development Project | Hansen Partnership Vietnam
West Bund Riverfront Upgrade | Hassell China

West Bund Riverfront Upgrade | Hassell China – Image Credit: Hinok Cai

Climate Positive Design Awards
Hanlon Park/Bur’uda Waterway Rejuvenation | Brisbane City Council, Tract, Bligh Tanner, Epoca Constructions, and AECOM
South Parklands Wetland | T.C.L
Sustainable streets – tree diversity and resilience planning through our Street tree master plan and species list | Arterra Design Pty Ltd NSW
Vanam | Tanya Wood Landscape Architecture

South Parklands Wetland | T.C.L – Image Credit: Jackie Gu

Regional Achievement Awards
Cultural Heritage @ Guwarri and Jiljirrgun | MudMap Studio
Great Ocean Road Coastal Trail Master Plan | Tract and World Trails
Lake Boort Scarred Trees Masterplan | ASPECT Studios
Hinterland Adventure Playground | Urbis
Wangaratta Railway Precinct – Stage 01 | Hassell Studio

Landscape Planning
Award of Excellence
Great Ocean Road Coastal Trail Master Plan | Tract and World Trails

Great Ocean Road Coastal Trail Master Plan | Tract and World Trails – Image Credit: Tract

Land Management
Award of Excellence
Shoreline Drive Landscape Plan | ASPECT Studios

Landscape Architecture Awards
Hanlon Park/Bur’uda Waterway Rejuvenation | Brisbane City Council, Tract, Bligh Tanner, Epoca Constructions, and AECOM
Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands | Fitzgerald Frisby Landscape Architecture

Shoreline Drive Landscape Plan | ASPECT Studios – Image Credit: GLaWAC

Urban Design
Landscape Architecture Awards
South Eveleigh | ASPECT Studios
Melbourne Connect | ASPECT Studios

Infrastructure
Award of Excellence
Witchcliffe Ecovillage – Community Gardens Sustainable Settlements with SW Landscape Collective and Topio Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture Awards
North Williamstown Station LXRP | Hassell Studio Vic
Reimagining Tarralla Creek | GHDWoodhead
The Drying Green | McGregor Coxall with the City of Sydney and Regal Innovations

Witchcliffe Ecovillage – Community Gardens Sustainable Settlements with SW Landscape Collective and Topio Landscape Architecture – Image Credit: Phil Jenkins

Tourism
Award of Excellence
Lake Boort Scarred Trees Masterplan | ASPECT Studios

Landscape Architecture Award
Cape Solander Whale Watching Facilities | OCULUS with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Parks and Open Space
Award of Excellence
Hanlon Park/Bur’uda Waterway Rejuvenation | Brisbane City Council, Tract, Bligh Tanner, Epoca Constructions, and AECOM

Landscape Architecture Awards
Kensington Warma/Kensington Gardens Reserve | ASPECT Studios
South Parklands Wetland | T.C.L
Koolambidi Woola – Bunbury Youth Precinct | Playce Pty Ltd
Adelaide City Skatepark | Convic

Hanlon Park/Bur’uda Waterway Rejuvenation | Brisbane City Council, Tract, Bligh Tanner, Epoca Constructions, and AECOM – Image Credit: Christopher Frederick Jones

Civic Landscape
Award of Excellence
Transforming Southbank Boulevard City Design, City of Melbourne with TCL and Mike Hewson

Landscape Architecture Award
Wangaratta Railway Precinct – Stage 01 | Hassell Studio
Inveresk Urban Realm | REALMstudios

Transforming Southbank Boulevard City Design, City of Melbourne with TCL and Mike Hewson – Image Credit: Diana Snape

Health and Education Landscape
Award of Excellence
The School of Design & Built Environment – Curtin University | REALMstudios in collaboration with Apparatus Public Art + Cultural Services & Noongar Artist Kamsani Bin Salleh

Landscape Architecture Award
Karingal Green Health and Aged Care Community Hassell WA

Play Spaces
Award of Excellence
Thorndon Park Playground | JPE Design Studio

Landscape Architecture Awards
Bob Gordon Playspace | City of Melville
Discovery Early Learning Centre | Playstreet
Guide Park Playspace | Orchard Design with SBLA Studio
Hinterland Adventure Playground | Urbis

Thorndon Park Playground | JPE Design Studio – Image Credit: David Sievers

Community Contribution
Award of Excellence
Yalinguth Yalinguth Working Group

Cultural Heritage
Award of Excellence
Cultural Heritage @ Guwarri and Jiljirrgun | MudMap Studio

Small Projects
Landscape Architecture Awards
The Victorian Family Violence Memorial | MUIR+OPENWORK
Fire Circle | T.C.L
Long Reef Surf Life Saving Club Courtyard | TYRRELLSTUDIO
The Corner – Cairns School of Distance Education | Landplan Landscape Architecture
The Calling Over Nagula | MudMap Studio, Michael Jalaru Torres, Jacky Cheng

The Victorian Family Violence Memorial | MUIR+OPENWORK – Image Credit: Peter Bennetts

Gardens
Award of Excellence
Banksia House Kings Beach | 7b landscapes + interiors

Landscape Architecture Award
Witchcliffe Ecovillage – Community Gardens | Sustainable Settlements with SW Landscape Collective and Topio Landscape Architecture

Banksia House Kings Beach | 7b landscapes + interiors – Image Credit: Marnie Hawson

Research, Policy and Communications
Award of Excellence
Biourbanism :: Cities as Nature | McGregor Coxall

Landscape Architecture Award
Randwick Health and Innovation Precinct Living Infrastructure Strategy | School of Built Environment, UNSW Sydney with the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct partners

Biourbanism :: Cities as Nature | McGregor Coxall – Image Credit: Adrian McGregor



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