NORTHERN EXPRESSWAY (NEXY) – ADELAIDE

Image obtained from York Civil website Client:
Department of Transport, Energy and…

ARENA AT OFFICER

Client: AV Jennings List of Awards: 2015 UDIA
Vic Awards for Excellence – Residential Development…

HIGHLANDS – AWARDS

Since the previous article, Highlands at Craigieburn has gone on to win more awards and has become…

HIGHLANDS – MASTERPLANNED DEVELOPMENT

Client: Stockland, awarded while employed for SMEC Urban. We acknowledge that the award includes..

WOODLAND WATERS, AWARD WINNING ESTATE

Client: Central Equity, awarded while employed for SMEC Urban 2011 Consult Australia Gold…

LYNDARUM, WHITTLESEA

Client: AV Jennings, awarded while employed for SMEC Urban. 2011 UDIA Victoria Commendation…

Awards and

Publication

Rarely an individual receives an award for outstanding achievements in ones’ profession or in the industry. In Urban Design profession, largely, awards are a team effort of a group of people involved, throughout many years of the project life, and can and should be attributed in the same way. Following awards have been received for the projects Tatjana Medvedev participated in mainly as Lead Urban Designer while working for myriad of Victorian companies (listed where appropriate).

AWARDS

Arena at Officer, Residential Development Commendation UDIA Award 2015; Winner Landscape Award UDIA 2015

Eden Brook Estate Pakenham, Award 2012 AILA Best Design

Woodland Waters Residential Estate, Tarneit, Gold Award for development under 250 lots. Consult Australia Award 2011; UDIA Award 2010

Lyndarum Residential Development, Whittlesea, Client AV Jennings Commendation 2011

Mornington Activity Centre Structure Plan, Commendation, PIA 2007

Seasons Estate, Park Design Tarneit UDIA Award 2005 and Wyndham Environmental Award 2005

14th Century Village Reconstruction Preservation and Urban Design, Pec Kosovo Serbia, Yougoslav Concurs, Second Runner Up 1998

Arena has proven attractive with accessible shopping and sports facilities on-site, as well as parks and recreational areas littered all around the residences. The presence of the endangered frog species and Gum Scrub Creek incorporated into the Masterplan has also added to the uniqueness of this residential site.

Tatjana Medvedev was lead Urban Designer for this project.  She was awarded while employed for SMEC Urban.

ARENA AT OFFICER

Client: AV Jennings

LIST OF AWARDS:

2015 UDIA Vic Awards for Excellence – Residential Development (Commendation)

2015 UDIA Vic Awards for Excellence – Landscape (Winner)

The Urban Design Team planned Arena to cater to the client’s vision of a safe and sustainable neighborhood for residents. Arena at Officer features 25% open space and makes use of the nature around the area for parks and recreation. Challenges faced by the team included having to work around the presence of an endangered frog species, and the Gum Scrub Creek being an important habitat corridor. The Urban Design Team managed to not only work around these challenges, but embraced them as highlights of the residential development.

WINNER LANDSCAPE AWARD UDIA 2015

ARENA AT OFFICER BY AV JENNINGS

AV Jennings’ Arena at Officer has dedicated over 25% of Arena to open space, differentiating itself by reserving a number of the hilltops and rises as parks, creating attractive open space areas.

Residential Development Commendation UDIA 2015
ARENA AT OFFICER BY AV JENNINGS
Arena at Officer by AVJennings received a high commendation.

Initial challenges such as the presence of the endangered Growling Grass Frogs species, the identification of the Gum Scrub Creek as an important habitat corridor and the inclusion of a retarding basin were embraced and developed into unique points of difference which have helped form the character and identity of Arena

continuation of Arena at Officer

Award

RECOGNITIONS

COMMENDATION RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT UDIA Award 2015

Tatjana Medvedev created this Land Development Master Plan with consideration of residential requirements and natural surrounds. Arena Estate was launched in 2008, significantly changing the landscape of Officer. With over 1100 residents now calling Arena home, AV Jennings’ vision was to create a high quality, attractive, sustainable and safe neighborhood that encouraged community interaction through urban design.

NORTHERN EXPRESSWAY NEXY-

ADELAIDE

Client: Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI)

List of awards:

  • 2009 AILA SA Award for Planning
  • 2011 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia SA – Excellence Award
  • 2011 Civil Contractors Federation Earth Awards – Category 5 Project Value
  • more than $75 million
  • 2011 AILA SA Award for Design
  • Finalist – 2011 Australian Construction Achievement Award
  • Finalist – 2011 Alliance Contracting Excellent Award

HIGHLANDS MASTEPLANNED

DEVELOPMENT

Client: Stockland

2013 UDIA National Excellence Award for Masterplanned Development

PROJECT BRIEF

The Urban Design Team was challenged with the task of creating an urban design masterplan and providing supporting documentation for Highlands first premium residential village. The brief outlined combining an existing hillside location, integrating the potential of new housing solutions and providing an overarching landscape character to create a sense of place for this new precinct at Mount Ridley.

CLIENT’S EXPECTATIONS:

The Masterplan had to meet design and commercial objectives and introduce new ideas that would represent Stockland as a leader in the industry while providing best liveable neighbourhoods.

Despite the gravest effort of this developer, not all green design ideas could be implanted. 

Tatjana Medvedev collaborated with a large team of consultancies on this project as part of her previous portfolio.

ABOUT THE LOCATION, HISTORIC TIME, COUNCIL’S CULTURE AND THEIR ACCEPTANCE OF THE IDEAS:

The Team explored various housing products that suited sloping sites, Council’s hill top protection policy and environmental and sustainability initiatives. Open space strategy was created from a collaborative research workshop process where all ideas were on the table ,challenging structural functional and aesthetic principals to its best outcome.

This involved working with the Highlands Team, the Stockland National Design House and Hume City Council.

The result was a robust Masterplanned Vision document that met Stockland’s design and marketing objectives whilst including the
broader Project Commercial deliverables.

NEXY - ADELAIDE

The Northern Expressway in South Australia is the biggest road construction project in the state since the 1960’s. The project boasts a four-lane expressway that joins Stuart Highway (at the Gawler Bypass) to Port Wakefield Road, and spans a distance of 23km. The expressway includes a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists, 11 bridge structures, and 6 interchanges.

The project also included an upgrade to Port Wakefield Road to account for increased traffic from the NEXY. The Expressway has provided a much smoother transition for cargo, trucks, and cars transport since its construction.

continuation of Arena at Officer

NEXY - ADELAIDE

USEFUL LINKS:

DPTI – Northern Expressway
DPTI News – Northern Expressway (Awards)
ACAA – NEXY Project Brief
2011 ACAA Award Finalists
2009 AILA SA Awards
2011 AILA SA Awards
SMEC – Northern Expressway

Tatjana Medvedev was part of the larger team of consultants where she played a role of Urban Designer and prepared plans for all detailed designs of all aesthetic elements of bridges and freeway structures. She was

awarded while employed for SMEC Urban.

LIST OF AWARDS:

2012 UDIA VIC – Best Masterplanned Community
2013 UDIA National Award for Excellence – Masterplanned Development
2015 Property Council of Australia – Best Masterplanned Community

Useful Links:

UDIA 2013 Awards
Property Council of Australia
Highlands at Craigieburn – News & Awards

HIGHLANDS

AWARDS

Client: Stockland

Since the previous article, Highlands at Craigieburn has gone on to win more awards and has become one of the most popular land developments in Victoria.

Client: Stockland, awarded while employed for SMEC Urban. We acknowledge that the award includes larger precincts at Highlands where only one part, Mount Ridley, was masterplanned by the team lead by Tatjana Medvedev.

Highlands at Craigieburn features premium homes and boasts not only aesthetic beauty, but a strategic and convenient location, with shops and schools right around the corner. You have everything you could need right at your door step: Highlands Shopping Centre, parks, recreational centre, public transport, easy access by car, and so much more.

“CRAIGIEBURN’S Highlands estate was Victoria’s most popular land development in 2015, with more than 100,000 views on leading property listings website realestate.com.au.” (Herald Sun)

The team met design and council requirements to come up with a masterplan that pleased the developers and clearly, from the awards it has won, the people. Highlands has become one of the leading developments in Victoria, and continues to grow.

HIGHLANDS - MASTEPLANNED

DEVELOPMENT

Client: Stockland

Client: Stockland, awarded while employed for SMEC Urban. We acknowledge that the award includes much larger precinct at Highlands where only one part, Mount Ridley, has been masterplanned by the team lead by Tatjana Medvedev.

2013 UDIA National Excellence Award for Masterplanned Development

PROJECT BRIEF

The Urban Design Team was challenged with the task of creating an urban design masterplan and providing supporting documentation for Highlands first premium residential village. The brief  outlined combining an existing hillside location, integrating the potential of new housing solutions and providing an overarching landscape character to create a sense of place for this new precinct at Mount Ridley.

CLIENT’S EXPECTATIONS:

Masterplan had to meet design and commercial objectives and introduce new ideas that would represent Stockland as a leader in the industry while providing best liveable neighbourhoods.

ABOUT THE LOCATION, HISTORIC TIME, COUNCIL’S CULTURE AND THEIR ACCEPTANCE OF THE IDEAS:

The Team explored various housing products that suited sloping sites, Council’s hill top protection policy and environmental and sustainability initiatives. Open space strategy was created as a creative research workshop process where all ideas were on the table challenging structural functional and aesthetic principals to its best outcome.

A collaborative approach involving a broad range of stakeholders in a series of workshops provided the appropriate forums for new and challenging ideas. This involved working with the Highlands Team, the Stockland National Design House and Hume City Council.

The result was a robust Masterplanned Vision document that met Stockland’s design and marketing objectives whilst including the
broader Project Commercial deliverables.

ABOUT THE LOCATION

Approximately 43 ha masterplanned community. Surrounded by parks and open space at 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD.
Adjacent to the proposed Henry Road Recreation Reserve sport complex. Precinct is within walking distance of Pakenham city centre with a range of educational facilities close by.

EDEN BROOK

PAKENHAM

Client: Devine

Award 2012 AILA Best Design

Perfect family environment

Eden Brook is a fantastic place to raise a family with an open space and a range of community and recreational facilities nearby.

The community is located adjacent to the proposed Henry Road Recreation Reserve sports complex, which will feature undercover seating for 300 people, a soccer complex, with four fields, a clubhouse and a basketball half court.

A popular address

Eden Brook is also a short distance from the popular Cardinia Aquatic and Recreation Centre and the Pakenham Racing Club. Shopping centres Heritage Springs, Fountain Gate and Pakenham Place are all nearby.

WOODLAND
WATERS AWARD

WINNING ESTATE

Client: Central Equity, awarded while employed for SMEC Urban

2011 Consult Australia Gold Award of Merit in category (Planning & Urban Development)
2010 UDIA Victoria Excellence Award for Residential Development (more than 250 Lots)
2010 UDIA Victoria Judges Landscape Award.

Woodland waters is a prestigious new residential community bordering the rural hillside of mernda. Set in picturesque surrounds, over 36% (54 acres) of woodland waters is dedicated to public open space. This includes a 20 acre native woodland reserve, over 11 acres of wetlands and park areas plus a 22 acre sporting precinct of leisure and recreation space to enjoy.

Useful Links:

UDIA VIC 2010 Award and National Award Nomination
Woodland Waters News and Awards
Woodland Waters Masterplan

LYNDARIUM

WHITTLESEA

Client: AV Jennings, awarded while employed for SMEC Urban.

2011 UDIA Victoria Commendation for the Residential Development (more than 250 Lots)

Featured images courtesy of official Lyndarum AVJennings brochure

Residential Development on 239 ha with 18 ha of bushland and overall of 57 hectares of open space. Lyndarum is a 1158 lot development with design, infrastructure and traffic solutions in mind.

USEFUL LINKS:

Media Launch – UDIA 2011 Awards
Lyndarum Masterplan
Lyndarum Development Plan
Realestate – Lyndarum
SMEC – Lyndarum UDIA Award

ADDRESS:

Suite 468/585 Little Collins St. Melbourne 3000 VICTORIA AUSTRALIA

E-MAIL:

PHONE:

+61(0) 404 022 402

Mecene Urban Design

TATJANA MEDVEDEV

BSc Eng. Arch. MSc Eng. Arch.
Lead Urban Designer