The AILA Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards have reinforced what a difference landscapes can make to a public space or project, particularly in a health setting.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture recognised the Herston Quarter public realm incorporated in and around Metro North Health’s Surgical, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) in the Health and Education Landscape category. By swapping sterile, clinical environments for a bright, welcoming setting, STARS recognises the benefits of exposure to natural light and access to green spaces.
Riverside Green took out the award for Parks and Open Space. This new‘green heart’ of South Bank Parklands supports Brisbane’s leisure and recreation needs at a time when inner-city population growth is putting pressure on the city’s existing parks and public spaces.
Congratulations to all winners. Read more about the winning projects.