The Australian Garden at Cranbourne, Victoria, has won ‘Landscape of the Year’ at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore.
Dubbed the ‘Olympics of Architecture’ the prestigious Landscape of the Year Award is decided by an international jury of architectural and urban designers who chose the Australian Garden from a shortlist of 9 finalists from Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The jury’s comments were:
“This garden brilliantly summarises the great variety of Australian flora as well as the large part of the country which is arid desert. Like a botanic garden, it is a collection of difference, but with a strong unifying set of journeys through the various landscapes. This landscape stood out with its originality and strong evocation of Australian identity without having to use any signs or words – just the beautiful flora of Australia’s countryside!”
The Australian Garden at Cranbourne in Victoria was designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) with plant design by Paul Thompson. It was completed in October 2012 after 20 years of planning, construction and planting.