Tensile is proud to have been involved in three projects that are winners in the National Landscape Architecture Awards for 2018.
These awards reflect the ways in which the health of our communities can be improved through landscape architecture.
Winners were announced at an event on October 11 at the Gold Coast. All up, there were 38 winners across 14 categories. Tensile projects won awards in the categories of Parks and Open Space, Play Spaces, and Gardens.
Let’s take a look at each of the winning projects.
1. Bungarribee Park, Doonside NSW – Award of Excellence in Parks and Open Space
Bungarribee by JMD Design comprises parkland and ‘over-scaled’ play structures.
JMD describes the design as having been borrowed from its surrounding landscape, which includes large metal sheds, over-scaled street signs and freeway structures.
The super-playground consists of three sections arranged around a large lawn. The equipment includes brightly-coloured towers, a flying fox, swings, sand and water play areas and places for climbing.
Tensile’s brief was the supply and installation of over 95 individual panels of webnet mesh across the play tower. The 40mm x 1.5mm mesh was panelised to assist with a speedy installation.
The mesh provides the safety feature on the tower – allowing kids to freely play and climb and providing safe elevated spots for viewing.
2. Ian Potter Wild Play Garden, Centennial Park Sydney – Landscape Architecture Award in Play Spaces
This garden by Aspect Studios was designed to provide outdoor learning experiences through play for children of all ages and abilities. It includes bamboo forests, wetlands, thousands of plants and play structures.
One of the garden’s most predominant and popular features is the ‘eel skeleton’ climbing tower. Tensile’s 40mm-aperture webnet mesh wraps the climbing eel, providing safety without detracting in any way from the unique design.
3. Eve Apartments, Erskineville Sydney – Landscape Architecture Award in Gardens
These apartments incorporate a lot of green space, which includes roof gardens, courtyard plantings and green facades. The garden features were designed by 360 Degrees Landscape Architects.
The facades rise from the courtyards and up alongside the balconies of the multi-storey apartment buildings. Tensile’s cable systems provide both structures for the plant growth, and a privacy barrier between apartments.
The awards jury described the green installation as one that promotes diversity while enhancing the wellbeing of apartment residents.
Our team loved collaborating on these projects, and we’re very happy that they have been recognised as contributing to the health and wellbeing of Australian communities!