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Government House Garden Featured in Spectrum

Our transformative project on the Eastern Terrace of Government House has recently been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald. You can read the Spectrum article here.

The garden has been well received thus far, and we are looking forward to seeing how it evolves over the next few years. We have prepared a detailed maintenance plan for the garden, considering the successional nature of the plantings, and how best to keep it presented to the standard required by Government House.

 

Xerochrysums and Bracteantha provide a vibrant floral display amongst the silver foliage of Eremophila, Westringia, Actinotus, and Pycnosorus

Groundcovers blend together to form a diverse edge – Chrysocephalum, Dampiera, Pelargonium, and Brachyscome

Smoke haze on site, climatic conditions present a challenge to an already ambitious garden

Complimentary yet contrasting forms with Chrysocephalum ‘Desert Orange’ and Wahlenbergia

 

Melbourne Design Week: Landscape as Protagonist Symposium

Visit Molonglo’s website for more information on the public lectures, as well as the resource material

We are thrilled to be a part of the Landscape As Protagonist Symposium hosted by Molonglo Group. The event will bring together a diverse mix of people within the discipline of landscape to spend a day interrogating the challenges facing our urban spaces. We can’t wait to share some of the outcomes from the discussions.

Visit the symposium website here where you can find information on the 3 public lectures, as well as the publicly available resources Thinking About Plants, Visual Index and A Small Library.

 

Vaucluse Garden featured in Australia by Design

Our Vaucluse garden project has recently been honoured in the ‘top 10’ landscape projects in Australia by Design for 2018!

The whole episode is available to stream at the Australia by Design website. If you’re strapped for time there’s a brief interview with Jane along with some stunning shots of the garden at the 12:30 minute mark.

 

Constitution Avenue Awarded

Last month Constitution Avenue was awarded twice at the Australian Institute of Architects ACT awards!

A collaboration with JILA, NCA, Hill Thalis, SMEC and AECOM, the project took home the ACT’s highest architecture honour, the Canberra Medallion, and also received the Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design.

The completion of the Avenue last year marked a project that was over a decade in the making, and has realised Griffin’s vision with a project that ‘negotiates the macro and micro scale with consistency, clarity and vision’.  Big congratulations to everyone involved and thank you AIA for the recognition!

 

JILA awarded again

JILA were recognised at the 2017 Good Design Awards last night – Campbell Section 5’s Hassett Park taking out 3 awards –

A Good Design Award, a Best In Category Award – Architectural Design: Urban Design and Public Spaces, and the 202020 Green Design Award which recognises excellence in green urban space design.

Congratulations to the whole design team.

New drone photos of Hassett Park at Campbell Section 5

The urban stream that runs through the new park is expressive of the original waterway (Photo by John Gollings)
The urban grass areas are juxtaposed by restored endangered lowland grassy ecosystems, including wildflowers, encouraging public appreciation of ‘the wild’ as a new aesthetic to foster wildlife and reduce maintenance. (Photo by John Gollings)
The sweeping bridge, designed by Hill Thalis, spans the large wetland detention basin at the low-point of the site, and also conceals large water tanks that irrigate the site. (Photo by John Gollings)