This year’s sustainability awards, hosted by Building Product News at the stunning Doltone House, Sydney, showcased some of the highest quality and environmentally driven projects completed of late.
StoneSet were pleased to sponsor the Landscape Design category, the finalists of which were:
Birrarung Marr Stormwater Harvesting and Landscape Integration Project, by Cardno, Urban Initiatives and Jones & Whitehead.
Dickson Lyneham Ponds, by Glascott Landscape & Civil and Enviro Links Design.
Innovation Campus Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, by Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects
Living Room by aardvarc
Noosa Flexible Learning Centre, by Bligh Tanner and Fulton Trotter Architects.
Prince Alfred Park and Pool, by Sue Barnsley Design
All projects included amazing initiatives such as low impact stormwater strategy’s that avoid the need for any underground pits or stormwater infrastructure. The use of recycled materials also featured strongly along with green roofs with the focus on making the whole design environmentally beneficial, while creating a sanctuary for the people who use the space.
The highly commended award went to Birrarung Marr, a precinct scale stormwater harvesting system. The system intercepts runoff from 37ha of Melbourne’s CBD and captures, treats and reuses 35million litres of stormwater annually! How amazing is that!!
The winner of the Landscape Design Category was Sue Barnsley Design with the Prince Alfred Park and Pool in Sydney. This park was designed for local workers in mind. It includes a 500kl stormwater harvesting system, bio retention swales and a 2320m2 green roof. We love the use of the green roof and how sustainability can be created with function and style.
For StoneSet, reusing, recycling and rethinking design is what will create the sustainable designs of the future and with so much talent showcased at this year’s awards, we look forward to being involved in some exciting projects in the future.