The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2018 NSW Landscape Architecture Awards.
Fifteen projects were acknowledged over 12 categories, at an event where 165 of the industry’s professionals gathered to celebrate landscapes of all sizes across the state.
AILA NSW President Mark Tyrrell said that the awards are a timely reminder of how landscape architects have been at the core of making cities more liveable, green and healthy.
“The entries show how landscape design and planning is the fundamental basis for the liveability of new urban areas and the remaking and re-imagining of existing urban areas. Ranging from broad landscape and urban management frameworks, to research that addresses climate change and better planning process to exquisite detailed design, the entries are proof of a vital and rigorous profession in NSW”
“Landscape architects represent a profession increasingly dominating policy debate. Landscape architects are beginning to lead policy making to deliver exemplary outcomes for our cities, towns, regions and their inhabitants.
The annual awards program acknowledges how landscape architects conceive, reimagine and transform the city from streetscapes to parks and playgrounds, transport solutions to tourism strategies, new suburbs to new ways of living.
The winners were announced at an event in Sydney on Thursday 5 July.