Woven Place


Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Houses of the Future – Sydney Olympic Park


Design Team

Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture

Bill Royal



Winner -RAIA Special Jury Award 2005

Winner -Houses of the Future, Sydney Olympic Park for Woven Place 2005

Winner -UDIA NSW President’s Award 2005

Finalist -Banksia Environmental Award 2005

Winner -Parramatta City Council Design Excellence Awards – Green Building Category Award 2005

Woven place is a conceptual landscape installation created for the Year of the Built Environment Garden Exhibition, held in the Sydney Botanic Gardens in 2004. Woven Place combines some basic perceptions of garden making with a concern for environmental sustainability. The landscape becomes a garden through human intervention – nature intersecting with culture. A series of spaces, or ‘garden rooms’, are formed with simple screens and definition of the ground plane about an existing tree.