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14 08, 2017

City of Adelaide awarded for its green commitment

2017-08-14T08:50:37+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Awards|

City of Adelaide awarded for its green commitment The City of Adelaide has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in its annual awards program. The awards celebrate the work of landscape architects and the role that landscaping plays in making our communities more liveable. The City of Adelaide received the award for the revitalisation of its headquarters at the Colonel Light Centre in Adelaide. Previously a dated civic building, the addition of the green wall modules directly on to the exterior columns has transformed the council office in to a vibrant, living building that practices what it preaches. The City of Adelaide has been recognised for its leadership [...]

9 08, 2017

Orange Regional Museum takes NSW Architecture Award

2017-08-10T14:19:14+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Awards|Tags: , , , |

Orange Regional Museum takes NSW Architecture Award The Orange Regional Museum has been awarded the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture in the NSW Architecture Awards. The iconic building features a large sloping grass roof, serving as a public meeting place and cultural space to hold festivals and movie nights and to display sculptures. The Crone Architects design combines the new museum with existing library and gallery buildings to create a cultural hub for the area. The grassed green roof project was undertaken by Junglefy in 2016 to provide consultation on the initial design concept and to bring the green roof to life. The recommended solution provided was a Geoweb system [...]

24 07, 2017

Who’s Paying? Funding Living Infrastructure in 2017 and Beyond

2017-08-17T23:02:28+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: Living Infrastructure, Published Articles|Tags: , , , |

Who's Paying? Funding living infrastructure in 2017 and beyond This article was first published in Sourceable   Ravenswood School green wall When it comes to living or green infrastructure, funding is a commonly citied barrier to implementation. And like clean energy and green building before it, this burgeoning industry has to prove its merit before funding is allocated. So how do we do it? The money has to come from one of six categories: yourself, a loan, the end user (passing on the cost to your client), a partnership, a grant, or a wealthy benefactor. Most of us do not have a wealthy benefactor, and with housing [...]