16/05/2006 - 22:00

Landscape architects acknowledged

16/05/2006 - 22:00

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The rejuvenation of Fremantle’s Booyeembara Park by North Fremantle-based landscape architects Ecoscape has won the firm a swag of awards at the state’s inaugural Australian Institute of Landscape Architects awards.

Landscape architects acknowledged

The rejuvenation of Fremantle’s Booyeembara Park by North Fremantle-based landscape architects Ecoscape has won the firm a swag of awards at the state’s inaugural Australian Institute of Landscape Architects awards.

Ecoscape won the president’s award for excellence last week as well as the design and environmental awards.

AILA members across WA submitted more than 40 entries to be considered for awards in design, planning and research, environment, art in the environment and a special student award.

Commissioned by the City of Fremantle, the Booyeembara Park project was recognised by the selection panel as reflecting a “maturing landscape” that had gone from a degraded quarry and tip site to “an area of ecological significance and artistic beauty”.

Particularly impressed with the inclusive nature of the planning, which involved extensive consultation with local community and Aboriginal groups, the jury said the project resulted in a “rich and diverse landscape reflecting the history and cultural wealth of the Fremantle area”.

The award for excellence in planning went to Scotch College’s landscape master plan, commissioned by the college and resident architect Taylor Robinson, and developed by Hassell Ltd.

Artworks commissioned by the Department of Education and Training for Mt Lawley Senior High School won the ‘art in the landscape’ award.

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