LARTELARE ABORIGINAL HERITAGE PARK

Client: Land Management Corporation

Location: Port Adelaide, South Australia

Completion Date: 2009

Construction budget: $1,200,000

Size: 6300m2

Photography: Ben Wrigley and Andy Rasheed

Awards

2012 - AILA National Landscape Architecture Award

2009 - AILA (SA) Award for Design

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Project Title: Lartelare Aboriginal Heritage Park

Lartelare is the largest public open space contained within the $2.0bn Newport Quays Stage 1 and 2 Development. The park is pivotal within the development for its significant contribution in acknowledging the Aboriginal cultural history of the site.

Taylor Cullity Lethlean undertook an extensive consultation process with the local Kaurna Aboriginal Community over 12 months to ascertain appropriate stories to be reflected both in the broad park design and the detailed interpretive elements.

The Aboriginal community have also been actively involved during construction by collecting and making artefacts for display, and as part of an employment program which has undertaken planting of indigenous vegetation within the park.

“Interpretation of the site’s heritage and local significance, selection of endemic plantings, design and crafting of specific site elements, and the skillful sculpting of landform, planting masses and circulation have generated a space of noteworthy sensitivity and gentleness...”

“The project presents an exemplary consultation process (which) underpins the creation of a culturally meaningful design....the jury sincerely compliments all involved—the landscape architects, local council and developers—for their commitment to this dimension of the project. Interpretation of the site’s heritage and local significance, selection of endemic plantings, design and crafting of specific site elements, and the skillful sculpting of landform, planting masses and circulation have generated a space of noteworthy sensitivity and gentleness....”

Jury citation. AILA 2012 National Landscape Architecture Award

LARTELARE ABORIGINAL HERITAGE PARK

images Map

Project Title: Lartelare Aboriginal Heritage Park

Lartelare is the largest public open space contained within the $2.0bn Newport Quays Stage 1 and 2 Development. The park is pivotal within the development for its significant contribution in acknowledging the Aboriginal cultural history of the site.

Taylor Cullity Lethlean undertook an extensive consultation process with the local Kaurna Aboriginal Community over 12 months to ascertain appropriate stories to be reflected both in the broad park design and the detailed interpretive elements.

The Aboriginal community have also been actively involved during construction by collecting and making artefacts for display, and as part of an employment program which has undertaken planting of indigenous vegetation within the park.

“Interpretation of the site’s heritage and local significance, selection of endemic plantings, design and crafting of specific site elements, and the skillful sculpting of landform, planting masses and circulation have generated a space of noteworthy sensitivity and gentleness...”

“The project presents an exemplary consultation process (which) underpins the creation of a culturally meaningful design....the jury sincerely compliments all involved—the landscape architects, local council and developers—for their commitment to this dimension of the project. Interpretation of the site’s heritage and local significance, selection of endemic plantings, design and crafting of specific site elements, and the skillful sculpting of landform, planting masses and circulation have generated a space of noteworthy sensitivity and gentleness....”

Jury citation. AILA 2012 National Landscape Architecture Award

Client: Land Management Corporation

Location: Port Adelaide, South Australia

Completion Date: 2009

Construction budget: $1,200,000

Size: 6300m2

Photography: Ben Wrigley and Andy Rasheed

Awards

2012 - AILA National Landscape Architecture Award

2009 - AILA (SA) Award for Design