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CULTURAL HERITAGE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WILLUNGA MAINSTREET PROJECT WAX Design

City of Onkaparinga The Willunga Mainstreet Project has transformed the town centre into a beautifully crafted setting that evokes Willunga’s natural history, local stories, settlement past and contemporary future. The key design principles of celebration, repair, correction, replacement and creation, have informed a coherent strategy to unify the diverse narratives and cultural overlays which were uncovered through extensive consultation. Reference to the early surveying device, Gunter’s Chain, interprets the settlement history of Willunga and the transformation of the landscape from Aboriginal management to European occupation. Artefacts embedded into sculptural seating invite curiosity and enhance the narrative. Locally sourced Willunga Slate used for paving, seating walls, and stormwater drains has been hand-crafted by local artisans. WAX Design and their creative partners are to be highly commended for the delivery of a finely executed precinct, delightfully layered with historical narratives and local content. PHOTOGRAPHER Dan Schultz Sweet Lime Photo

2018 AILA SA Landscape Architecture Awards Booklet  

The AILA Landscape Architecture Awards program provides a key vehicle for the promotion of the achievements and work of landscape architects...

2018 AILA SA Landscape Architecture Awards Booklet  

The AILA Landscape Architecture Awards program provides a key vehicle for the promotion of the achievements and work of landscape architects...

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