Tonsley Forests win big for innovation and sustainability
Designed by Oxigen Projects, Tonsley Innovation District’s three onsite forests (with a fourth currently under construction) have been acknowledged for their ongoing commitment by the State Government to create a new type of green public space in Adelaide.
Repurposing space in the former Mitsubishi manufacturing site, Tonsley Forests were originally designed to not only provide an activated hub at the centre of the community, but to ensure that the site would become a world-leader in emissions reduction.
“We are delighted that Oxigen has been recognised for their innovative approach to design and problem solving. They have provided Tonsley Innovation District with inspirational spaces for the benefit of the community who live, work and study at the site,” Vincent Rigter, Project Director for Tonsley said.
The AILA Jury commended Renewal SA for its leadership and design team Oxigen for the exemplary outcomes achieved for the Tonsley Forests. The winning entry was acknowledged for its innovation and for embracing Tonsley’s industrial past whilst cultivating a newer, greener future.