2021 WA Awards
We are super excited and honoured to receive two awards in this year’s AILA WA Awards.
Firstly, for Swancare Leisure Precinct which received a Landscape Architecture Award in the Health and Education category. Thanks to our collaborators Iredale Pederson Hook Architects.
Jury Response: The leisure precinct is a new high-quality leisure environment carefully inserted into the existing Swancare campus. The new facilities are connected by a series of carefully considered amenity areas and the design team sought to strengthen the physical connections with experiential connections to landscape, place and history.
The designers have sought to encourage physical and social activity, taking into consideration some of the limitations that may be inherent in the residences. This is reflected in the generous provision of handrails, shallower grade ramps, good outdoor lighting and abundant seating opportunities to facilitate both quiet reflection and social interaction.
The design successfully creates a new leisure and social heart for the campus that meets the needs of the residents and creates a rich and engaging landscape for family socialising.
Photography: Ed Janes
Secondly, for Lathlain Precinct Community Parkland, which is made up of the Tom Wright Reserve and Community Zone sites.
We acknowledge Urbis for their role in documentation.
Jury Response: Lathlain Park Community Zones is a new parkland precinct with a range of diverse recreation spaces. REALMstudios and Urbis were each commissioned separately by the Town of Victoria Park to develop and deliver the project.
The project had a carefully structured engagement process which resulted in a community informed brief and goals to ecologically repair the site and create an intergenerational new facility. The resulting open space offers a broad range of active and passive community uses and caters for all ages, abilities and interest groups. The thoughtful design process was evident in the strong environmental outcomes, including innovative natural stormwater management, retention of trees and the establishment of new habitat for significant local fauna species such as the Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo.
Photography: Ed Janes, Mark Douglas Black
For more information please visit the project pages: