2016 Learning Environments Australasia Educational Facilities Award

​Out of the 95 entrants featured in the awards this year, Eltham College Junior School Play Space designed by Jeavons Landscape Architects received a Commendation in the Landscaping / Outdoor Learning Area category as well as the People’s Choice Award in the 2016 Educational Facilities Award hosted by Learning Environments Australasia.

Learning Environments Australasia (formerly CEFPI / Council of Educational Facility Planners International) is a worldwide organisation sharing knowledge,

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Rooftop Play Space Complete

Haileybury City Campus has recently opened a vertical school on King St in Melbourne’s CBD.

Jeavons Landscape Architects has designed and documented the rooftop outdoor play space for the Early Learning Centre for students to learn, create and explore. The project was constructed by Melbourne Landscape Company .

Main features of the play space design include a natural feel play space, planting, dry creek bed, vegetable gardens,

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Results

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architect’s (AILA) jury panel has awarded Nature Play at Royal Park , Australia’s best playground. A warm congratulations to the design team at the City of Melbourne !

Although Jeavons missed out on the winning vote for the nation’s best playground, we can still hold our heads high as our entry Bicentennial Park Playground , Chelsea was voted best playground in Victoria by the public.

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Complex And Clever Solutions For Play Spaces

We are proud that our Associate, Bruce Grillmeier, has both written the foreword and edited the publication “Outdoor Play Spaces for Children”. This publication demonstrates a wide variety of design responses to the challenge of providing outdoor play opportunities for children and families. Many examples show great complexity and clever solutions, demonstrating that designers are incorporating the large volume of research into the field of play to help them create spaces that cater well for children’s needs.

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AILA’s ‘Australia’s Best Playground’ Competition – People’s Choice Voting

Jeavons has entered three playgrounds for ‘ Australia’s Best Playground ’, a competition organized by AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects). The competition aims to recognize and celebrate Australia’s well-designed public playspaces and the landscape architects responsible for the design.

People’s Choice voting has begun and closes on 28 April 2016.

Click below to take a peek at our entries:

Bicentennial Park Playground

Bollygum Park

Plum Garland Memorial Playground

All submissions can be found here .

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