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New Shoots: Mark Tredinnick

May 2016

Mark Tredinnick, TCL’s current KT Legacy Recipient met with The Planthunter, Georgina Reid to discuss his recently completed project New Shoots, a collection of six poems inspired by locations within the Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney.  The poems touch on the ideas of distance, place, growth, loneliness and change within the Gardens.  

“Mark has always been drawn to wild places and ‘the big question of who we are because of where we are’. Gardens haven’t specifically been something he’s been drawn to as a subject, but ‘it’s as though they keep insisting themselves on me,’ he says.  His involvement with the New Shoots project is illustrative of this, and whilst he jumped at the chance to be involved, he says he did warn The Red Room Company that his idea of a garden is no garden at all! “ – Georgina Reid 

To read more and book yourself a ticket on the poetic tours of the gardens vists The Planthunter.

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New visions for WA beach revamp

May 2016

The WA government unveiled the new vision for the redevelopment of Perth’s Scarborough Beach public realm along with an $18 million funding boost announced in the 2016–17 state budget.

The redevelopment will be designed by a consortium led by TCL along with Perth based Landscape Architects UDLA and Arup.

The transformation of the beach front public domain creates new precincts including the centrepiece of the redevelopment -  Scarborough Square, which will be surrounded by cafes, restaurants and shops. A sloping hill with views of the ocean, new promenades and nature-based activity spaces will form the new Sunset Hill.

Read the full article at ArchitectureAU

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In Search of the Authentic Waterfront Experience

May 2016

In a recent talk on waterfront activation Perry Lethlean discussed strategies for creating authentic waterfront experiences through distinctive design solutions rooted in local identity. Olha Romaniuk reports for IndesignLive.

“It was a conversation about fringe spaces, post-industrial transformation and waterfront reclamation that dominated the presentation by Perry Lethlean of Australian landscape architecture firm Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) at The URA Centre in Singapore. Having led many successful implementations of urban waterfront projects, Lethlean, a director of the Melbourne office of TCL, provided invaluable insights into sensitive and sensible waterfront design solutions, drawing examples from various cities, and making parallels to Singapore’s own unique maritime conditions and its rapidly changing waterfront.”

Read more at In Search of the Authentic Waterfront Experience

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New order: Elizabeth Quay, Perth

April 2016

ARM Architecture and Taylor Cullity Lethlean combine post-punk populism with old-fashioned civic amenity to redefine Perth’s urban identity at Elizabeth Quay.

Read more at ArchitectureAU

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Vote for Australia Best Playground

April 2016

Vote for The Pod Playground as Australian Best Playground by clicking here

AILA National are celebrating public play spaces and offering people from all over Australia the opportunity to vote for their favourite playground.

The Pod Playground at the National Arboretum,  Canberra uses the idea of seeds as the beginning of life in the forest. Here children , their families and carers can enter an imaginary world of fanciful scales -  a play space with giant acorns floating in the sky, and enormous banksia cones nestled on the forest floor.

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Adelaide Fringe Arts Festival

March 2016

Kate Cullity is one of numerous artists exhibiting work at Grit -an exhibition as part of the Adelaide Fringe Arts Festival at the Packing Shed at Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide.  Grit is the sixth in a series of exhibitions that explore the digressions and tangents of a single-word elemental theme.  Kate has also exhibited in previous years in the exhibitions. RUST | SALT | TAR 

Kate’s artist’s statement

An ongoing photographic artwork entitled P Stops (approx. 1995 - ongoing) recognises my fascination with, and attention to the detail of viewing ground planes, particularly those in dry and desert landscapes. While travelling by car in these landscapes I am struck by the immediate shift of focus that occurs when getting out of the car during long drives to have a pee.  How the grandeur of the landscape as witnessed from the car is transformed into one of observing the intimacy and minutia of a particular ground surface.  Squatting close to the ground and being physiologically predisposed allows a meditative revelry for what is immediately at close range in-front of me. The scenes somehow present like a scientific quadrat or perhaps a wunderkammer; a precious, perfectly placed installation of found curios. I have been photographing these vignettes for many years and there is always a quiet magnificence and rightness to the scenes, as though I have discovered and unearthed a truth, somehow everything is in its place.

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TCL's Eastern Precinct Landscape Project hosts 1000 students living on Campus at Clayton

February 2016

Coinciding with the beginning of the University year, the Monash Clayton Campus ‘Eastern Precinct Landscape’ will be fully open to the students for “O-week” 2016.

The opening of Campus Park and Northern Plaza signifies the completion of TCL’s design and delivery of Monash’s Eastern Precinct Landscape and adjacent Northern Plaza.

The Eastern Precinct Landscape hosts 1000 students living on Campus at Clayton, and offers Monash students a new kind of university experience.  Immersed within a native garden setting, the precinct includes residential outdoor spaces, BBQ and picnic areas, seating, shade, native gardens, water treatment areas, passive recreation zones, sporting nodes, and outdoor dining for cafe and retail.

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Yeppoon Foreshore Redevelopment

February 2016

The Livingston Shire Council hosted a Community Open Day last Thursday 4th, showcasing TCL’s masterplan for the Yeppoon Foreshore Redevelopment.

Over 300 member of the local community provided valuable feedback and welcomed the aspirations and ideas of "Coastal journeys" presented within the masterplan.  

TCL director Perry Lethlean said "We have been inspired by Yeppoon’s magnificent coastal setting and are looking forward to getting feedback on the early concepts for Yeppoon’s Foreshore. This community input will be vital in the ongoing development and refinement of the masterplan."

The initial masterplan ideas have strived to create a  memorable and fun setting that heightens views to water, frame public spaces with beautiful landscapes and captures the distinctive relationship between, its beaches, linear foreshore, discovered spaces and its active community.

Over the next fortnight the public can have input to the masterplanning process by visiting the Livingston Shire Council website where feedback will be incorporated into the final masterplan issue.

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A look at the latest Yeppoon Foreshore Concept

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The river. The city. Together again.

February 2016

Perth’s Elizabeth Quay opened last Friday 29th January.  The new Quay buzzed with an electric atmosphere as the people of Perth and Western Australia alike descended on the space to experience the new waterfront development for themselves.

The beautiful 28 degree day drew thousands to the Quay were the unveiling of the Station Park water feature by ARM, TCL and JML captured the hearts and minds of all.

The completion of Elizabeth Quay by ARM Architecture and TCL illustrates that the delivery of large scale public realm collaborations with talented creatives enables a project to really come to life. 

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ARM and TCL's new visions for Adelaide Festival Plaza

January 2016

The Government of South Australian has released the new visions for the Adelaide Festival Plaza redevelopment designed by ARM Architecture and Taylor Cullity Lethlean. The plaza in the Riverbank precinct is set to become Adelaide's premier public realm destination. 

Read more at ArchitectureAU

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$40m addition to Vic Parliament House

January 2016

http://architectureau.com/articles/40m-vic-parliament-house-project-by-peter-elliott-and-tcl-revealed/

Media

Talking Plants

January 2016

TCL’s Kate Cullity is TALKING PLANTS and design on ABC Radio National with Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne Director, Professor Tim Entwisle.

Tune in this Saturday 16th January at 10.05am to channel 621AM.

Photograph: North Adelaide Residence                                                            

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Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

January 2016

Happy New Year.

TCL are back in the studio after our summer break and we are looking forward to more fabulous projects and collaborations in 2016. 

One of the final highlights for 2015 was the opening of Geelong’s new Library and Heritage Centre a collaboration with ARM Architecture

The giant geodesic dome, made from hexagonal glass reinforced panels is inserted into the picturesque landscape. This contemporary dome is distinctively new from the surrounding historic buildings yet colours link the new and old, the muted tones blend harmoniously.  

The Ground and Level 1 landscape open out onto historic Johnstone Park, which contains many significant trees such as the heritage-listed Fastigated Monterey Cypress. The planting selection responds to the historic influences. 

The building dome is cut away to extend the park into the building, a reference to picturesque gardens and ideas of the early Australian tradition of the beautiful ruin.

Photograph by John Gollings