Winner: Australian Ecosystems
Port Melbourne Project
"At first appearing to be quite simple, this Australian Ecosystems project was a wonderful surprise package. Looking beyond the surface it was discovered to be truly inspirational in regard to sustainable practice. The modular construction of the garden beds utilise recycled materials and every segment of the food cycle has been considered, whilst simultaneously addressing heat island effect and urban hydrological systems. Truly a design for the future, Australian Ecosystems are to be congratulated for addressing waste processing, reducing pressure on storm water systems, food security and social issues when planning this productive urban landscape."