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With over 500 entries across the 12 award categories, the judges of The Design Files Design Awards were delivered a challenging task of selecting the winners. Today, TDF announced the finalists whittling down the entries to 125 incredible projects.

As Eco Outdoor is the major sponsor of the TDF Design Awards ‘Landscape Design’ Category, we thought we’d share the 10 projects shortlisted. Judged by Rick Eckersley, Paul Bangay and Georgina Reid, the winners will be announced at the TDF awards presentation on Thursday 19th September at Federation Square, Melbourne.

‘Landscape Design’ TDF Design Awards Finalists


East Pilbara Arts Centre by Alexandra Farrington

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Inspired by the red desert sand of the East Pilbara, East Pilbara Arts Centre is a gallery purposely-built for the Martu communities. Designed by Alexandra Farrington, there is a blurred threshold between inside the building and the rolling landscape.

Landscape Architect: ALFALFA
Architect: Officer Woods Architects
Photographer: Rob Frith


Portsea Garden by Withers Group

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Designed by the Withers Group, this garden encourages escape. The introduction of native coastal flora connects the garden and house to the coastal surroundings.

Landscape design: Withers Group


The Sir George by Elizabeth Prater

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The garden at The Sir George hotel and boutique accommodation features a series of planned outdoors spaces within formally styled garden rooms.

Landscape Design: Elizabeth Prater
Photographer: Erin Dando


The Enchanted Garden by Jamie Clapham

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Designed by Jamie Clapham Landscape Architecture, the lush entry garden surrounding the Yarra Bend development reflects the curve of the river in a grand invitational gesture.

Landscape design: Jamie Clapham Landscape Architecture


Pavilion Courtyard by Kate Seddon Landscape Design

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The Pavilion Courtyard Garden surrounds an 1870’s former corner pub, now a family home. Every room has views into the intimate courtyard that has been cleverly divided into zones to enhance the sense of space.

Landscape Design: Kate Seddon Landscape Design


The Eastern Terrace by Lisa Ellis Gardens

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Surrounding a new urban apartment, this intimate multi-zoned garden brings life to the outdoor space through lush planting and useable entertaining spaces.

Landscape Design: Lisa Ellis Gardens
Architecture: Carr Design Group


New Street, Brighton by Mud Office

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Designed by Mud Office, this Brighton garden honours the Victorian heritage façade and the new architectural pavilion through beautiful planting and graceful composition.

See more of the Pavilion House here on our Feature Project series.

Landscape design: Mud Office
Architecture: Robson Rak
Photographer: Shannon McGrath


Waterdale Road by Mud Office

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Through various zones, this generously sized residential garden was designed to accommodate play, outdoor living, a kitchen garden and an iconic Canary Island Palm.

Landscape design: Mud Office
Photographer: Erik Holt


NGV Double Ground by Muir Architecture & Open Work

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Commissioned by NGV, the multi-disciplinary team of Muir Architecture and Open Work have created an engaging intervention that merges the lines between built walls and garden spaces, inviting visitors to engage with the civic space.

Design team: Muir Architecture & Open Work
Photographer: Peter Bennetts


Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Council by Rush Wright Associates

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This botanically diverse space has been designed to suggest the research potential of the rainforest, the holistic origin of new treatments and cures.

Landscape Design: Rush Wright Associates
Photographer: John Gollings

View the finalists across all 12 award categories on here at TDF Design Awards