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Concrete In Australia : December 2013
Concrete in Australia Vol 39 No 4 13 Silver Members Waterside park named best public project A landmark waterside precinct at Tweed Heads on the border of Queensland and New South Wales was named the best public urban landscape project of the year by the 2013 Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA) Public Domain Awards. The biennial national awards recognise the innovative and functional use of concrete to enhance the public domain. Designed by landscape architects Aspect Studios, Stage One of Jack Evans Boat Harbour was named Best Overall Project for transforming the foreshore into a new civic space and tourist attraction. The centrepiece of the design is an arcing promenade with locations for swimming, fishing and boating created by concrete platforms, steps and terraces. The CCAA awards jury congratulated the design team for overcoming challenging site geometry to create a landscape “neither contrived nor natural, but one as comfortable and familiar as rock pools and sandy beaches of childhood memories”. The project was also named Best Precinct in Australia. Entries were judged on function and performance, aesthetics, economics, construction, traffic management/ calming (where appropriate), sustainability, innovation, and overall significance. Other winners included landscape architect McGregor Coxall, earning the national award in the streets and paths category for Lizard Log, a regional parkland in western Sydney. ARM Architecture of Melbourne came away with the top prize in the walls category for the refurbishment of Hamer Hall, while Johnson Pilton Walker picked up the national award in the bridges category for the King’s Avenue Overpass in the ACT. 4-16 News.indd 13 4-16 News.indd 13 25/11/13 2:37 PM 25/11/13 2:37 PM