Congratulations to our Industry Professor James Hayter of Oxigen for several significant wins in the AILA SA 2018 Awards announced last week. They included an Infrastructure Award for the O-Bahn City Access Project and an Adventure and Nature Play garden at Loreto College. The jury said of the play garden:
‘Oxigen’s approach to children’s play spaces as play gardens has provided a series of wonderfully rich spaces full of opportunity for discovery, risk, learning and interaction with nature. The two connected gardens respond to the school͛s vision for outdoor learning and the inclusion of horticultural education into the general curriculum. The gardens encourage creativity and foster physical and social interaction, as well as an appreciation of nature and ecology. They also provide an opportunity for students to eat food they have grown themselves. The simple, overall philosophy of creating oases that stimulate senses has been successfully realised through interpreting six different, sequentially experienced microclimates, which include diverse planting palettes, natural landscape elements and a variety of textures, colours and scents, as well as physical challenges.’
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