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Design King William honoured with an Urban Design - Landscape Architecture Award

Design King William honoured with an Urban Design - Landscape Architecture Award at the 2019 South Australian Landscape Architecture Awards on Friday 26 July. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) announced the winners of the 2019 South Australian Landscape Architecture Awards on Friday 26 July. 

In 2019 there are 29 entries across categories including civic landscape, infrastructure, play spaces, parks and open spaces, cultural heritage, community contribution, urban design, gardens, small projects and future leader.

By recognising the best in landscape architecture, the 2019 South Australian Awards show the value of productive and collaborative partnerships, high quality design thinking, leadership and outcomes that have shaped our cities and neighbourhoods and realised the cultural, health, social and economic benefits of greener, open and more accessible public spaces.

Urban Design Landscape Architecture Award
Design King William by City of Unley
with Communikate, Village Well and Outerspace Landscape Architects

"This innovative community co-design approach has set a benchmark for community engagement and urban design planning. This ambitious project was completed within a tight timeline yet provided an ‘open door’ policy to ensure that all stakeholders and the wider community were fully involved for the duration of the project. The success of the project is evident in its high levels of community engagement and Council support, and extremely positive feedback received on the final design outcomes. The jury eagerly anticipates the construction of the planned works in the near future".
 
The expert Jury noted a common thread of the 2019 entries, is a confidence in the role of a genuine, inclusive engagement process to contribute to meaningful outcomes for our communities and environments, without pre-determining what may come from cross-cultural or inter-generational engagement, and to open up space and time to allow for a shared design process.
 
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