2016 Melbourne Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design


Key Dates

5 May 2016 - Standard Deadline
16 June 2016 - Judging & Ratings
29 June 2016 - Rating Closes
30 June 2016 - Winners Announced
27 July 2016 - Awards Presentation
1 September 2016 - DESIGN SUMMIT

Landscape Design

This award celebrates creativity and innovation in the use of practical, aesthetic, horticultural, and environmentally sustainability components, taking into account climate, site and orientation, site drainage and irrigation, human and vehicular access, furnishings and lighting.

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Nominations in Category

Acacia Place (Eden, Haven and Sanctuary) - Hamton Group / Tract Consultants

Landscape Design

- Gold

Acacia Place, is a mixed use/apartment village on a unique Elm tree gladed bend of the Yarra River in Abbotsford, inner Melbourne. The project comprises three residential buildings, delivered in three stages – Eden, Haven and Sanctuary, comprising a total 567 apartments, all carefully sited to a well-considered public open space masterplan intentionally activated by cafes, retail and some commercial tenancies. Tract, in collaboration with Hamton and Rothe Lowman Architects, was instrumental in the initial master planning and authority advocacy for the project. The project gained authority support due, in part, to the inclusive nature of the design with easy access for the public through the development to the riverside trails of the Yarra River.

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