Holmesglen landscape design students have shown that creativity and ambition extend beyond any simple meanings.

Students Participate In Landscape Design Competition

Holmesglen landscape design students have shown that creativity and ambition extend beyond any simple meanings, when presenting a range of innovative designs.

As part of an internal landscape design competition, students were invited to deliver their respective briefs to a judging panel. The designs, and competition, coincide with the re-development of the Moorabbin campus student hub building.

Entrants were tasked with preparing a design suitable for feature around the new learning commons and information office. The official project statement encouraged students to think imaginatively, while remaining mindful of practical considerations.

Primarily, judges were looking for an ideal landscaped area, which will complement a space where students come to study and socialise. Moreover, the designs looked at important construction priorities such as: emergency access paths, working against existing garden areas and colouring.

The revised space will incorporate a range of sections that include new outdoor areas, an indoor garden and piazza.

Students were given 10 minutes to explain their concept and inspirations. Accordingly, the presentations were delivered with professional insight.

Spurred by the Australian climate, respective designs looked at tropical and desert feels, while other presentations discussed the use of native and low maintenance plants, and species that correspond with Holmesglen's colours.

A winner is due to be announced this December.

Participants: Daniela Sonksen, Sagi Maor, Cameron Hall, Andrew Macri, Martin Maguire, Karla Trueba Cortina, and Elloise Coutts.

UPDATE: Daniela Sonksen and Cameron Hall have shared in the awarded prizes. All entrants received a certificate of merit for their presentations. Holmesglen congratulates all participants on their hard work and impressive submissions.

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