Western Sydney Parklands celebrated in top landscape architecture awards
5 July 2019
Western Sydney Parklands and its consultants have scooped three awards in the prestigious 2019 AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Awards
The annual awards recognised winners from over 13 categories, celebrating leading projects of all sizes across Australia’s regional and metropolitan areas.
In the NSW awards Western Sydney Parklands and its consultants won:
- Award of Excellence to Mark Tyrell and Associates in collaboration with the Trust for Southern Parklands Framework (Category: Parks and Open Space)
- Award of Excellence to Western Sydney Parklands Trust for Western Sydney Parklands Plan of Management 2030 (Category: Landscape Planning)
- Award of Excellence to Newscape Design in collaboration with the Trust for Western Sydney Parklands Design Manual (Category: Land Management)
The Award of Excellence is given to the work judged to be the most significant for landscape architecture in each category.
Western Sydney Parkland’s Executive Director Suellen Fitzgerald said, “Western Sydney Parklands is Sydney’s biggest backyard for people of all backgrounds to meet, play and appreciate the environment”.
“We’re delighted to be recognized along with our consultants by AILA for these prominent awards as together, we continue to deliver design excellence across the Parklands”, Ms Fitzgerald said.
The Parks and Open Space Award for Excellence was awarded to Tyrell Studio’s design framework in collaboration for the Southern Parklands. The framework draws from the unique characteristics of the Parklands in offering exciting new infrastructure and sculptural interventions which celebrate a sense of place.
The Western Sydney Plan of Management 2030 was honoured with an Award of Excellence under the category of Planning. The Plan of Management was prepared by the Trust and adopted last year and guides the planning and management of the Parklands over the course of the next decade.
The Western Sydney Parkland’s new Design Manual was awarded to Newscape Design in collaboration with the Trust under the category of Land Management and provides an invaluable reference for implementation of infrastructure within the Parklands. The Jury commended the vision of creating a manual for a significant landscape as ‘truly a benchmark strategy’.
Projects receiving Awards of Excellence and Landscape Architecture Awards will proceed to the National Awards with winners announced at the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture to be held in Melbourne in October.
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