AND THE WINNER IS ...
Votes for the inaugural Husqvarna Champion of Champions: Australian Landscaper of the Year awards have been tallied and the winners are …
COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPER OF THE YEAR: CBD Landscape Construction, STARS (QLD) – view project
RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPER OF THE YEAR Yards, Hawthorn (QLD) – view project CATEGORY WINNERS
Residential up to $70k: Yards, Hawthorn (QLD) - view project
Residential $70 to $150k: Urban Garden Enrichment, Woolloomooloo (NSW) – view project
Residential $150 to $250k: Nature’s Best Landscapes, Hawthorn (VIC) – view project
Residential over $250k: Living Style Landscapes, Sunshine Beach (QLD) – view project
Commercial up to $500k: LD Total, Catalina Plane Playground (WA) – view project
Commercial $500k to $1M: Landscape Solutions (QLD), Riverside Southbank (QLD) – view project
Commercial over 1M: CBD Landscape Construction, Surgical Treatment & Rehabilitation Service (STARS) (QLD) - view project
ABOUT THE AWARDS
In a state vs state battle of the best of the best in landscaping, the Husqvarna Champion of Champions (CoC) is an awards programme between the annual winners of the state landscape association awards from around Australia. State winners automatically qualify for the CoC awards, with judging completed by industry and association professionals from across the nation.
“Outdoor spaces are the first thing we see when we enter a public facility, commercial building or residence — the outdoor space creates the first impression. These spaces are created by designers, builders and suppliers working collaboratively to make them shine. At Outdoor Design Source we wish to build awareness of the impact that an outdoor space can make by showcasing brilliant examples of work, including through awards programs like the Husqvarna Champion of Champions,” stated Janice Williams, ODS Publisher.
Winners in each category receive a multi-media showcase from Universal Media Co, designed to lift the individual winner’s profile along with the wider role played by the external works industry in creating the built environment in which we all live.
To see the full range of entrants:
View residential entrants
View commercial entrants
A new home build, this transformative garden was designed as a space “of contemplation, so [they] can see the stars at night and the reflection from the pond from inside the house” according to the client’s wishes.
Darling Square is without a doubt a feature recreational realm within the precinct, servicing 600 high level apartments. The detail, finishes and quality are recognised as world class. Maintaining and complementing the planting theme of surrounding areas. The centre feature, a ribbon building wrapped in timber following into the landscaping
Wiradjuri Garden was an inclusive community-based project which transformed a relatively unusable area into a culturally rich combination of local indigenous flora, parallel play spaces, functional pedestrian thoroughfares and purpose-built meeting space
Biddy Giles Park is a 9000 square metre community space featured at South Village Kirrawee. This new park pays homage to its brick-works past and traditional owners. The use of innovative design, recycled bricks and textured rocks in the gabion walls have created a special all abilities play space.
An energised School community partnered with ULP to develop the space. This inner city location is home to an engaged and vibrant School community. The design was to create diverse, engaging areas for learning and play while respecting the strong heritage and community values that were underpinning the project.
An outdoor learning space to engage the students at Leichhardt Public School.
A secluded and private inner-city garden oasis that would allow the client’s to enjoy their outdoor area and create more space in the existing garden area. The project included an outdoor dining zone and kitchen with preparation space that also linked to the bespoke sun lounge.
The Dusty was designed and created to be a pocket of tranquility for this family home, emulating a relaxed, natural environment that generates a feeling of retreat. Using a mix of coastal and informal design styles to create a relaxed, uncultivated vibe, while focusing heavily on natural elements and features.
A secluded gem and a swimmer’s delight in Maroubra that demonstrates a contemporary style and reflects the family’s love of swimming.
This project demonstrates an extensive mastery of all aspects of hard and soft landscape construction. With a clear mandate from the client to ensure the landscape complimented the architects design. We were tasked to deliver a soft and light landscape which belies a technically complex landscape beneath the surface