General News

The ten most significant works of Australian landscape architecture 2001–2017

March 2017

Three TCL projects announced as the most significant works of Australian landscape architecture.

TCL’s Australian Garden, National Arboretum Canberra and North Terrace Redevelopment projects were recently announced by AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects) as three of the ten most significant works of Australian landscape architecture in the last 16 years.

Following the success of AILA’s Landscape Exhibition at the National Gallery in Canberra, a jury comprising Catherin Bull, Janet Holmes à Court and Scott Hawken selected ten projects that have helped frame the future directions and challenges of the profession.

The jury described the Australian Garden as "decisively moving conversations forward on identity, politics, and urging us to both reconsider and recreate with our national identity."

Canberra’s National Arboretum was selected "as raising awareness as a startling stand-alone urban biodiversity project on an extraordinary spatial and temporal scale"

and the North Terrace Redevelopment was described "as a champion that continues to illustrate the importance of streets and squares in our cities and highlights the paucity of such spaces in Australian cities generally."

Collectively all ten projects project demonstrated innovation and creative engagement in the following themes:

•             Civic and inclusive urban space

•             Cultural Identity

•             Urban adaptation

•             Urban biodiversity

•             Density and green infrastructure

Each project gestured to where landscape architecture can decisively contribute into the future. Read the full article here

Project Credits: 

Australian Gadren Cranbourne - TCL with Paul Thompson 

National Arboretum Canberra - TCL and TZG (Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects)

Norther Terrace Redevelopement - TCL with Peter Elliott