AILA Award win for Arcadia Brisbane

20 Jun 2022 | News

Arcadia’s Brisbane studio recently picked up a Landscape Architecture Award in the Health and Education Landscapes category at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Queensland Awards. This is a fantastic result for the team, who recently celebrated their fourth birthday.

The winning project was Fortitude Valley State Secondary College, Brisbane’s first vertical school, where a flexible landscape is used to facilitate learning, recreation and structured school gatherings, including assemblies and performances.

In presenting the award, the jury commented:

In response to the challenges created by an ever-increasing requirement for high density urban campuses, the Fortitude Valley State Secondary College delivers a thoughtful and coherent strategy for the approach to green infrastructure supporting mental and physical health and wellbeing in an educational setting. In a site constrained by both size and topography, the maximisation of the greenspace provision and abundant shaded seating will be of great benefit to students escaping their classrooms for the freedom of lunchtime and outdoor activities.

You can read more about this award-winning project here.