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
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.
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.
Q & A with Jane Irwin in the latest issue of Good Weekend.
Constitution Avenue has received the Award of Excellence for Civic Landscape at the recent AILA ACT awards. Congratulations to the whole project team!
You can read more about the project and awards in this Foreground article.
A significant endeavour: Landscape architecture in Australia’s capital
A recent article in Foreground highlights the connection between Constitution Avenue, Campbell Section 5 and City to the Lake projects in reshaping a significant part of Canberra’s urban centre.
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 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.