OVGA congratulates the winners of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects 2022 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards, featuring significant public projects. The Landscape Architecture Awards recognise talent, commitment, and design excellence. This year there is a strong synergy with the Victorian AIA award winning projects suggesting close collaboration between disciplines.
Receiving both the 2022 AILA Victoria Award of Excellence for Tourism and a Regional Achievement award the Grampians Peaks Trail Stage 2 by McGregor Coxall with Noxon Giffen Architects providing a world-class ecotourism and hiking experience that traverses the formidable peaks of the Grampians, known as Gariwerd to the Traditional owners. The OVGA supported the project by advising on the procurement of design services, schematic design and design development with Parks Victoria.
The strong representation of winning Level Crossing Removal projects in this year’s awards is testament to the evolution of this program that increasingly explores the the utilisation of space surrounding the stations and along rail corridors for greater public benefit. OVGA has been a champion of better urban design outcomes for these projects chairing the LXRP’s Urban Design Advisory Panel. The Bell to Moreland project by Tract Landscape Architects received an Award of Excellence for Infrastructure.
Bell to Moreland Level Crossing Removals project exemplifies the myriad of community benefits to be had from an integrated landscape and urban design response in a civil infrastructure project.
Reviewed 05 July 2023