Ecoscape Wins Big at the 2017 AILA WA Awards

Ecoscape is proud and thrilled to announce we have won three landscape architecture awards at the annual Australian Institute of Landscape Architects WA (AILA WA) 2017 Awards for some of our recent projects.

Firstly, Bilya Kard Boodja Lookout, Ecoscape’s upgrade to the historic Hardey Park for the City of Belmont, won the prestigious Cultural Heritage Landscape Architecture Award for 2017. The AILA WA Jury, including jury chair Dr Stephen Gibson praised the project, citing “The Bilya Kard Boodja Lookout exhibits the perseverance of the consultants and the city in delivering it. A clear, thoughtful strategy and extensive community involvement and partnership resulted in a project taking advantage of dramatic outlooks across the Swan River and demonstrating strong respect for aboriginal culture and heritage. Ecoscape are to be commended.” You can view more about the Bilya Kard Boodja Lookout project here. https://ecoscape.com.au/portfolio/bilya-kard-boodja-lookout-park-open-space-design-wa/?fp=243 and here https://ecoscape.com.au/portfolio/bilya-kard-boodja-lookout-interpretive-signage-wayfinding-design-perth-wa/

Secondly, in collaboration with Stuart Pullyblank, Ecoscape won the Land Management Landscape Architecture Award 2017 for Millers Pool for the City of South Perth. The jury described the project as “Exhibiting a strong connection between ecology and the urban environment, Miller’s Pool walks the delicate line between a strongly designed space and one showcasing restoration and conservation efforts. The result is a space which has the potential to increase the public’s awareness of the need for ecological restoration while providing a successful public amenity.” High praise indeed and one we are particularly proud of! You can view more about Millers Pool project here. https://ecoscape.com.au/portfolio/millers-pool-urban-design-development-south-perth/?fp=243

Thirdly, as a contributor and collaborator with the City of Perth and the artist Steve Tepper, we received the Small Projects Landscape Architecture Award 2017 for “Minor Urban Interventions” as submitted by the City of Perth. We were delighted to have been a part of this outstanding project, and thank the City of Perth for including us in the project. As stated by the jury “This innovative project identifies a variety of opportunities for minor interventions, each of which deliver outcomes that far exceed the input or investment involved. The combined effect is a contribution towards creating a stronger sense of place and identity in the Perth CBD. Individual projects call upon elements of whimsy and folly that provide moments of delight and respite within this busy commercial centre.” You can view more about the Minor Urban Interventions project here. https://ecoscape.com.au/portfolio/minor-urban-interventions-urban-lounge/

We would also like to take this opportunity to commend all the other winners from the awards with some truly inspirational projects, it is great to see local talent making their mark in the state. For a full list of winners, visit the AILA WA website here: http://www.aila.org.au/iMIS_Prod/AILAWeb/Chapters/WA/2017_WA_Award_Winners.aspx

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