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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Domic (Russian for House of Domes), is an off-the-grid eco lair on the doorstep of Noosa National Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean that puts landscape architecture in the driving seat of high-end residential design. The house is nestled into the sand dune wrapping its roof and walls in a blanket of natural vegetation endemic to the area as the client’s request was for a seamless flow from the National park into the house.
For our Birtinya clients, America had been a big part of their lives and they wanted to incorporate the style that they had become accustomed to and loved in the States into their new home on the Sunshine Coast. This unique style was evident in their design which was bold and strong.
A complete makeover for rectification and beautification was needed in this Gumdale abode. The depth of detail required by the client was the catalyst to deliver a highly functional area that also met a European style brief. The results, both practically and aesthetically, speak for themselves.
Small Spaces can be beautiful! Our project illustrates how a small space can be transformed into a contemporary tropical paradise. Honed concrete pavements and polished decorative stone borders frame the contemporary plunge pool with floating timber seat, accent wall with waterspouts and outstanding glass brick feature wall. A retractable awning covers the Alfresco for all weather use.
Starting from a dirt patch and finishing with custom made furniture on a checkerboard tile layout, this site is located within one of the most prestigious schools in Brisbane. The scope of this project included sandstone walls, garden beds, paving, a custom pergola with stainless wire and custom-made table and seating.
An existing operating centre in need of a revamp. Contractor demolished the existing surface finishes and created an inviting space for children, inclusive of: Timber log rill, water play area, and misting log posts.
With proximity to the coast, Sippy Downs Early Learning Centre aimed to celebrate the local environment throughout the centre and outdoor play space. The coastal inspiration is immediately evident in the unique, custom designed water play zone. Fabricated ‘Wave’ water sprayers with decorative coloured panels create a dynamic focal point, which are supported by in-ground water jets and themed wet pour rubber surface. A deck with expressed carved log posts creates a “Jetty” appearance.
Herston Quarter is a visionary five hectare health, hospital and aged care development, the first stage of the $1.1 billion master planned Herston Health Precinct, the project will elevate Brisbane’s international status as a world-leading healthcare and medical research precinct. SELF’s part of the project comprised the new Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service building, and Spanish Steps.
Tobruk Memorial Drive Lookout was designed by Cardno for Toowoomba Regional Council. It is inspired by the area’s Indigenous heritage and is truly a sight to behold. Construction was part of the $7.4 million Toowoomba Escarpment Parks Upgrades project, supported by both Toowoomba Regional Council and the Queensland Government.
The clients of this Dutton Terrace landscape loved their existing garden and wanted to retain as many plants and elements as possible, but wanted to introduce a new family pool, as well as a larger lawn and open garden space.