Tonsley has won the top prize for the Commercial Landscape ($500,000-$1,000,000) category in the Master Landscapers of South Australia Awards for the Lounge Forest, its latest landscaped outdoor area built by LCS Landscapes.
Located on the eastern side of the MAB (A21), near AZZO and Gate 3, the Lounge Forest is an urban landscape constructed within the fabric of the old Mitsubishi factory building designed by landscape architects Oxigen. Although challenging, working in a predominately hardscape environment, the project’s precision management and quality construction resulted in a carefully crafted installation, which encapsulates a highly detailed and executed urban realm landscape. Its exposed but defined nature within the roof line of the building brings a honed and scaled living-landscape into this generous space.
Tonsley was Australia’s first redevelopment to be awarded the internationally recognised 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating by the Green Building Council of Australia. The provision of landscaped areas is part of Tonsley’s commitment to creating a liveable and environmentally sustainable environment. The highly considered Lounge Forest complements the Central Forest, Plaza Forest and Western Plaza.
Iguana Creative, KBR, WSP and Hydroplan were also involved in aspects of the design and delivery of the Lounge Forest.
Held annually in November, the Master Landscapers of SA Awards of Excellence offers its members the opportunity to participate in many award categories that showcase their business in areas of their expertise and recognises and encourages excellence within the Landscape Industry.