The 2016 ACT landscape architecture awards will be announced at the Burbury Hotel in Barton tonight (Friday).
Awards will be presented in several categories, including civic landscape, parks and open space, infrastructure, cultural heritage, urban design, research, policy and communication and communities.
ACT planning minister Mick Gentleman said the awards would acknowledge the city’s quality of design in and around urban environments.
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“The landscape architecture awards are a fantastic way to acknowledge the importance of landscape architecture in the planning of urban renewal and how it influences how people live, work and play in their cities,” he said.
“Quality design and planning are not just what makes Canberra so liveable, good design is also good business. It is the secret to making the city future proof for the challenges we face in confronting economic and environmental sustainability.
“At the same time quality design and planning improves quality of life. Good design is a major driver of what makes our city a uniquely attractive tourism, education, and business destination.
“I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the valuable contribution the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has made to the quality of landscape architecture and public domain of our city. This in turn ensures architectural excellence throughout the ACT.”
The awards are presented by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.