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My Park Rules finalists
Close to 100 pleas for new parks have flooded in for the My Park Rules competition, with eight state and territory finalists teaming up with leading landscape architects to pitch for the coveted playground makeover.
The judging panel, including Lucy Turnbull AO, Sacha Coles from ASPECT Studios and Mary Jeavons from Jeavons Landscape Architecture, will consider each pitch in March, and announce the national winner on May 1.
Street Furniture Australia is delighted to be an official sponsor of the competition.
Highgate Primary School in Western Australia, which received 870 votes to propel it into the state round of the contest, will bid to transform bitumen and sandy yards under the guidance of UDLA.
Snug Primary School in Tasmania, paired with Playstreet Urban Design, dreams of transforming empty fields from out-of-bounds to creative fitness haven.
Sydney’s Marrickville Public School, which notched up 1211 votes, will bid to cool down a concrete play area with Tract Consultants.
Indooroopilly State School in Brisbane, which achieved 1252 votes to be matched with Vee Design in the finals, aims to swap its astroturf for outdoor learning and nature play.
Baden Powell College, a prep to year nine school on Melbourne’s rural-urban fringe, will request a green and shady transformation for a rocky oval from OCULUS.
Centralian Senior College, in Alice Springs, seeks a more inviting setting for its Alice Outcomes, where Years 10, 11 and 12 are invited to re-engage in their education. A collaboration of AILA members lead by Northern Territory President Jessica Crawford will plan a shady design.
Telopea Park School in the nation’s capital hopes to educate students about biodiversity, climate and sustainability in a revamp of its senior area, with a similar collaboration headed by ACT President Catherine Keirnan.
St John’s Early Learning Centre in South Australia wishes to further its Reggio Emilia philosophy through creative nature play, paired with DesignWELL Landscape Architects.
The competition is organised by AILA and The 202020 Vision, with support from most State Governments, Lappset Australia, Austral Bricks, Austral Masonry, Intergrain, Lawn Solutions Australia, Fleming’s Nurseries, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and Street Furniture Australia.
Street Furniture Australia is donating $40,000 worth of furniture from breakout spaces from the 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture: COUNTRY to The Murri School, an Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School in Brisbane. The collection of Linea Seats, Cubes, Curved Benches, Sun Lounges and Picnic Settings includes a pair painted by artist Casey Coolwell-Fisher, a Quandamooka, Nunukul woman of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island, Queensland) – commissioned by Street Furniture Australia and Blaklash Creative. Director of Blaklash Creative and member of the Festival Creative Directorate Troy Casey says, “A huge part of the festival was about how we can ensure that community gets something from it. We spent two days sharing our culture, our experiences, and the responsibility to positive impact. We can’t really do that without giving back to mob, …
In rapidly urbanising Seoul, the next battle is saving green spaces: “Korea is a country that does not value greenery,” professor of landscape architecture at Pusan National University, Hong Suk Hwan, told Bloomberg CityLab. It “only acknowledges the value of property.” Samgmi Cha writes about South Korean local, 34-year-old Baik SooHye inspiring the shift of devaluing green spaces in South Korea to saving these spaces. SooHye’s ‘Plant Kindergarten’ project encourages the protection of hundreds of plants that are often destroyed at construction sites across Seoul. Cha meets SooHye in her outdoor garden in western Seoul with the many plant species that she’s saved from these sites. The rescued plants are ‘adopted’ out to others who are also passionate about green spaces in Korea. SooHye says, “I see ‘Plant Kindergarten’ as my …
A new initiative by suicide prevention charity group R U OK? aims to remind school students to look out for one another. In partnership with Yellow Pages, R U OK? are launching 65 Conversation Corners across high schools to create a space for students to talk with friends who may be struggling with life’s highs and lows. The 65 schools awarded a bench had to submit 150 words as to why the bench was a great idea for their school. Students at James Meehan High School in Macquarie Fields are among the first to launch their Conversation Corner. Head Teacher of Wellbeing, Sarah Jackson, says, “By putting young people at the heart of the project, they’re more likely to live the R U OK? message on a daily basis.” Conversation …
Escola is a bright and playful suite of benches and tables that can be customised to suit a variety of height and length requirements. Named after the Latin word for school, schola, Escola is ideal for school-aged children. The suite can be customised to provide ergonomic comfort to children from kindergarten years through to high school. Escola is adaptable and can be installed in a variety of configurations. Ring around a tree, for instance, or create an L, S or U-shape. The options are endless. The range is made from all-aluminium (no timber), which minimises maintenance. Choose a metal finish or from a range of bright powdercoat colours.
How do landscapes keep us healthy? BLOOM is a thought provoking exhibition curated by Gweneth Leigh in partnership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects that demonstrates how the built environment impacts our health and well being. Displayed throughout the exhibition are Street Furniture Australia products as well as leading landscape architecture examples from around Australia. Explored topics include: The role of ‘healing’ landscapes within hospitals and aged care facilities How schools are using the outdoors for tackling childhood obesity The impact of gardens within prisons The value of community gardens within cities How reclaiming roads for pedestrian use can improve the health of cities BLOOM will be held at the Gallery of Australian Design in Canberra from May 8 to June 9 2012.