Western Sydney Parklands celebrated in top landscape architecture awards
Published: 5 July 2019 at 12:00 am
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 went to TYRRELLSTUDIO for its Southern Parkland’s design framework, in collaboration with Western Sydney Parklands. The framework draws on the Parkland’s unique characteristics and offers exciting new infrastructure and sculptural interventions celebrating a sense of place.
The Western Sydney Plan of Management 2030 was honoured with an Award of Excellence in the Planning category. Adopted in 2018, the Plan guides the planning and management of the Parklands over the next decade.
An Award of Excellence went to Newscape Design for Western Sydney Parklands Design Manual in collaboration with the Trust. The Jury commended the manual as ‘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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