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
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A modern coastal garden inspired by the east coast of Australia that showcases a collection of natural materials softened with native and exotic textural plantings.
Perched on a cliffside with ocean views, this residential home is orientated to take full advantage of the views. A multilevel construction, the home features a series of outdoor balcony spaces that allow the homeowners to entertain or relax as they choose.
Featuring a 1960s flair, this Floreat house demonstrates a love of modernism. A family home that respected and drew on the modernist history of the area, the external finish is constructed from grey timber board finished concrete, making it a perfect backdrop for the lush nature of the gardens.
Set on a corner block, this residence showcases a modern aesthetic comprised of a clean, concrete finish. Surrounded by a free-flowing landscape out front, the gardens slope down from the front of the house, eliminating the lawn and spreading in a low-lying blanket across the site. Mature trees dot the carpet of green, adding height and dimension to the garden.
In keeping with Westfield’s vision of a modern shopping centre that keeps shoppers engaged and entertained, Deep Green Landscaping created a new larger rooftop dining and entertainment precinct at Carousel Cannington.
Featuring a large red aircraft modelled on the Catalina flying boat from WW II, Drimme Park in Clarkson, Western Australia, has kids of all ages buzzing.
The Main Lake is one of the first features seen by visitors as they enter the gates of the Perth Zoo and its refurbishment has delivered a unique user experience with enhanced environmental benefit
The soft landscaping was developed to achieve a lush resort-like feel. The hardscaping had a lot of Garonne stone specified in the build, which was also incorporated into the garden areas – without overdoing it. Off-form concrete was introduced into the firepit, pool bar, and used for steppers across the design.
Yards were invited to create landscape design concepts to work within the small boundary of this modern new build in Hawthorne. The client, being an interior designer and having a background in architecture, as well as being a garden lover, had particular aspects she wanted to cover, including certain viewpoints from inside the home.
When your client tells you that you have to turn a small front courtyard that looks like a war zone into a tropical sanctuary, suitable for yoga, you know it’s going to be a great project.