On an undulating hillside within Centennial Park one enters a secret garden in which the play elements merge with the landscape setting, creating a journey of discovery for children and their families.
The Mukanthi Playspace at Morialta has transformed an underutilised part of the Morialta Conservation Park into a significant community facility that encourages physical activity, exploration, adventure and imagination, while fostering valuable connections to nature
The Ballam Bumps Regional Playspace is awarded because it is a generous design that pushes the expectations about who a playground is for and how it can be used.
In this project, success is demonstrated by the landscape architects’ vision to deliver the extraordinary extensive play spaces within the parkland setting of the new Optus Stadium located on Burswood peninsula.
Rigorous attentions to detail has resulted in a place that is devoid of clutter and reflects the calmness of its Moreton Bay outlook.
Be it hidden fairy gardens, giant snakes or physical challenges the play space successfully embeds itself into the Botanic Gardens providing opportunity to interact with water, nature and learn through creative play.
Importantly, Convic was committed throughout the process to ensuring that local young people youth were deeply involved with this project. It is an outstanding example of the richness that effective, targeted consultation can bring to a project.
Port Adelaide is one of Australia’s most valuable and least realised post-industrial waterfronts. Over the past decade it has been the subject of a slow burn renewal through many state government and local council initiatives designed to reenergise ‘The Port’.