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.
This year saw the completion of some great projects, in the public domain in Canberra and Sydney. Constitution Avenue in Canberra has been completed along with Thomas & Hay Street in Chinatown, amongst others.
A selection of our recently completed projects have been awarded at a state and national level, with Forest Edge Garden taking out the AILA National Gardens Award of Excellence and Chelsea Street Park receiving the AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Award – Parks and Open Space. Campbell Section 5 (Hassett Park) was also recognised for design excellence, being awarded AILA ACT Award for Excellence – Parks and Open Space, and was highly commended in the Stormwater NSW Award for Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design.
We wish you all a safe and happy festive season, and we are looking forward to working on more exciting projects in the New Year.
The newly opened park at Campbell Section 5 has recently been recognised in several design awards including:
AILA (ACT) Award for Excellence – Parks and Open Space 2016 – Winner
Stormwater (NSW) Award for Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design 2016 – Highly Commended
Heavy rains in Canberra over a number of days have tested the new creek with all systems working to perfection.
We are proud to announce that our team has won the Mount Ainslie Summit Revitalisation Design Competition. The team, a collaboration between JILA, Sue Barnsley Design and Freeman Ryan Design, will now develop the winning design concept for the ACT Government. Congratulations to the whole team!
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.
JILA has been busy on site with the final stage of works on the new urban park at Campbell Section 5. The recently completed new street network, urban plaza and upgrade of Constitution Avenue frontage has set the standard for a high quality urban precinct in the heart of Canberra.
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.
A new look for Campbell
Campbell awaits Transformation
The project is a collaboration between Cardno, JILA and Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects
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.
Australia Award for Urban Design