Racecourse Road Apartments

Racecourse Road Apartments

A 12-storey residential tower with basement carparks, designed by award-winning Bailey Ward. This presents the usual challenges of planting under overhangs, in shadows and on slab. The majority of apartments enjoy view onto Royal Park, which represents an important “borrowed landscape” to be capitalised on. All apartments overlook a communal courtyard on Level 1. This offers unique possibilities to create a landscape which is visually attractive from above, day and night. Discreet and random LED lights recessed into the decking will create a magical effect of a night sky. Cascading planting on the northern facade will provide a cooling effect onto the balconies and living areas.

Racecourse Road Apartments

Client
Orb Property

Location
North Melbourne

Size 
1024 m²

Consultancy Type
Sub-consultant

Townhouses and central courtyard

Townhouses and central courtyard

This new high density development on the edge of Royal Park offers great landscape potential in the form of an internal communal courtyard and numerous private roof-top terraces. The site is moderately steep across its diagonal marking grading a complex issue. A large Jacaranda exists on the southern boundary and every effort was made to relocate it in a prime position within the central space, under the expert advice of Established Tree Transplanters. Borrowing from the neighbouring Royal Park landscape, the internal courtyard consists of decking, elevated above a precious landscape of grasses, ground covers and Eucalyptus trees. Our proposal also includes the provision of large water tanks below ground, collecting roof run-offs for individual internal reuse. All Open Space run-offs are collected in tanks below an ephemeral creek and re-used for irrigation of all communal spaces.
Townhouses and central courtyard
Client
Acer Capital P/L
Location
Parkville , Melbourne, VIC
Size 
17 triple storey townhouses
Consultancy Type
Sub-consultant- Large multi-disciplinary team
Wharparilla Residential estate

Wharparilla Residential estate

Just outside of the Echuca township and a stone throw from the Mighty Murray River lays a 224Ha parcel of flat land in private hands. Although used for intensive agricultural purposes for many decades, the land is now being developed as a semi-rural housing estate. Crucial to the development is a green spine which harbours a complex Stormwater Management Plan developed by Stormy Water Solutions.
The aim is to drain the entire estate using grassed swales and limited pipe system, all of which feed a string of ponds within the central open space corridor, a space reminiscent of the Billabongs which flank the Murray River.
The landscape consists of mown and unmown grassed areas, regeneration areas for the iconic River Red Gums, an extensive path network, some boardwalk and playground in key areas. The landscape concept is split into 2 distinct zones: the central more densely populated zone, when the landscape will be mown with family-type activities and the periphery where the landscape is to blend into the local bushland character of the Murray’s open riparian forest.

Wharparilla Residential estate

Client
Millar Family

Location
Echuca, VIC

Size 
244 Ha

Consultancy Type
Sub-consultant to Planners/civil engineers

Achievement
Largest greenfield development in Echuca

Jackson’s View Residential Estate

Jackson’s View Residential Estate

Winner of the SIAV 2013 Award for Excellence in Infrastructure & finalist in the UDIA 2017 Award for Excellence.The green rolling hills of Drouin welcomes a 500+ lot, high quality residential estate, owned and developed by a local Gippsland developer. Our practice was commissioned to oversee all landscape aspects from sales office to entry walls to playgrounds, local parks and a 9Ha wetland/park. The site is host to remnant Strzelecki Gums which are protected under Victorian Legislation.

Being part of multi-disciplinary team over more than 5 years, we worked with ecologists, surveyors, civil and structural engineers, marketing and Public Relations specialists, as well as stakeholders such as Melbourne Water, DNRE and Baw Baw Shire, to produce a high quality development which offers a Resident’s Exclusive Club, a purpose-built adventure playground, shelter, barbecue facilities, boardwalks, observation deck and artwork around a large wetland which will become the heart and pride of the local community.For more information on the Jackson’s View Estate Playground, please click here.
Jackson’s View Residential Estate
Client
Cartagen Group P/L
Location
Drouin, West Gippsland , VIC
Size 
50 Ha
Consultancy Type
Type Lead- Large multi-disciplinary team
Achievement
Sub-consultant to Civil Engineers
Winner of the 2013 SIAV awards
Winner of the 2017 UDIA Vic Award
Winner of the 2017 UDIA Vic Jury’s award
Finalist in the 2018 UDIA award
Townhouses and roof garden

Townhouses and roof garden

Working in collaboration with Crone Architects, this high density development exudes good design principles and strong themes. The landscape treatment is reflective of the existing streetscape and character of the area, taking inspiration from its historically industrial landscapes as well as its hard- working and resilient people. The key feature of the development is its first floor courtyard where the landscape objective is to foster community spirit and promote interaction between residents with its “edible” theme.

The roof planting appears to grow out of openings through the timber deck, offering patches of green spaces in strategic location. At night, the perforated coreten strips within the deck will let light shine through, giving a poetic, non- glaring and subtle lighting effect, particularly visible from the upper levels.

Along the street frontage, and as art of the Urban Art Contribution, a number of coloured light boxes are positioned at each townhouse’s entrance, creating a unique urban night image.

Townhouses and roof garden

Client
Acer Capital P/L

Location
Williamstown Rd, Port Melbourne, VIC

Size 
17 multistorey townhouses

Consultancy Type
Sub-consultant- Large multi-disciplinary team