Our Garden of Cloud & Stone (formerly New Century Garden) has won the Award of Excellence for Civic Landscape at AILA NSW awards. Thanks to all involved and to AILA for the recognition.
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.
The City of Sydney recently featured the New Century Garden in video showcasing the upgrades currently being carried out across the Chinatown precinct.
A snapshot of the evolution of Constitution Avenue in Canberra.
A new piece of Campbell emerges as the park takes shape.
The new park at Campbell Section 5 provides a continuous park frontage to the suburb and knits the new street network into the existing.
With the streets open to the public excitement is now building for access to this new local recreation space.
After several months of civil works the first sections of the combined street upgrade and public artwork are being installed at the Thomas & Hay Street project in Haymarket.
The design is being realised with installation of the first sawn bluestone boulders and paving setts. We eagerly await the arrival of the cup floating rock and bronze scholar rocks that will fully realise the scheme.
Work on site is just about to get underway on Campbel Section 5. JILA have been working hard for the past couple of years envisaging and designing the transformation of a vacant block in central Canberra into a new high quality urban precinct.
With a Constitution Avenue address, a new 3.4Ha of public domain, and a new local street network, we cant wait to get our hands dirty on site.
JILA, in collaboration with Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, SMEC Australia Pty Ltd have been awarded the Australia Award for Urban Design for their work on the ACT government’s Linking Canberra City to the Lake project.
The City to the Lake project provides a development framework for an urban extension of the City centre towards the lake, creating a vibrant urban waterfront that will enhance the public’s access to and use of Commonwealth Park, the lake and major national and regional educational and cultural institutions such as the ANU and National Museum. The public waterfront will be the centrepiece of a mixed use City precinct along with major new public amenity, infrastructure and cultural attractions for the Capital Region. Overall the project provides for over 1 million square metres of gross floor area for up to 15,000-20,000 new residents located around West Basin, City Hill and along Constitution Avenue.