The 2022 Australian National Awards announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) 2022 National Awards have been announced. The awards celebrated 40 exemplary projects of all scales, including green infrastructure, public open spaces, play, health, education and tourism spaces, and gardens.

Gosford Leagues Club Park | Turf Design Studio – Award of Excellence – Play Spaces category

AILA President Claire Martin says now, more than ever before, Australians understand the need to connect to each other and their environment.

She explains this stems from factors like COVID-19, a growing mental and physical health crisis, and the climate and biodiversity emergency.

“People want where they live to improve their quality of life, their physical and mental health, and the health of Australia’s waterways, habitats and wildlife,” Claire says. “Landscape architects work everyday to design the sort of spaces and places that deliver these social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits.”

The winners were selected from a pool of state winners across 17 categories and were announced at an event in Brisbane on 14 October.

The Awards Gallery can be found at

Yuandang Bridge | Brearley Landscape, Architecture
Urbanism – Landscape Architecture Award – International category
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