The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Asia Pacific Landscape Architecture Award is the premier industry awards programme for the Asia Pacific region. It “aims to create stronger awareness and recognition of landscape architecture as one of the professions that has played a key role in shaping our cities and our environments towards a better, more resilient future.”
ASPECT Studios run of winning international industry recognition continues and we are delighted to announce our latest:
Yagan Square – Award of Excellence
Category: Cultural & Urban Landscape
Initiated by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, Yagan Square is part of the Perth City Link Project – one of the city’s most exciting redevelopments, reconnecting the CBD with Northbridge for the first time in more than 100 years. Perth’s newest major public space is a city shaping exemplar. ASPECT Studios together with Lyons and iredale pedersen hook architects completed the design for Yagan Square in March 2018.
Photo: Peter Bennetts
The ‘Underline’: Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project – Award of Excellence
A significant component of Melbourne’s Level Crossing Removal Program consists of a series of new open spaces in the south-eastern suburbs presenting a generational opportunity to both improve public transport facilities and relink communities. The project has delivered 22.5 hectares of open space, parklands and new community areas, as well as 12 kilometres of new pedestrian and cyclist paths which is colloquially referred to by the industry and community as the ‘Underline’.
Photo: Peter Bennetts
We also received three Honourable Mentions for Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project; Linear Parks and Djerring Trail, One City Development Gemdale, and Platinum Tower in the categories of Open Space, Cultural & Urban Landscape and Skyrise Greenery respectively.
Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project; Linear Parks and Djerring Trail / Photo: Peter Bennetts
One City Development Gemdale / Photo: Arch-Exist
Platinum Tower / Photo: Andrew Lloyd
Each of the above awards demonstrates the growing acknowledgement from both the design industry and the general public, that landscape architects are the right profession to solve the complex challenges of living and thriving in our growingly dense urban environments.
ASPECT Studios extends our huge congratulations all our clients and collaborators who have made this success possible. We’d like to warmly thank:
Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, Whadjuk Working Group, South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, Lyons Architects, iredale pedersen hook architects, and Jon Tarry (artist).
Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project
Level Crossing Removal Authority, Lendlease, CPB, Cox Architecture, March Studio
One City Development Gemdale
Wuhan Jinxiang Property, LACIME Architects
Brookfield Multiplex, Squillace Architects, Fytogreen, Tensile Systems
And we give our biggest congratulations and thank you to our people – for your core belief in the value of design and the social well-being it brings to our cities through our projects and ongoing commitment to delivering sustainable and joyous relationships between people and the natural environment.