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

Bonbeach “Boutique” Residential estate

Bonbeach “Boutique” Residential estate

Florence Jaquet Landscape Architect was engaged by VicUrban as part of the redevelopment of the old TAFE site into a 100 lot residential estate adjacent to Paterson River Country Club. Significant indigenous heath and large established Coastal Banksia trees adorn the site and were retained as part of the four local parks within the estate.

The main open space acts as a retarding basin and bio-retention pond mitigating and treating surrounding run-offs in storm events. Small WSUD (Water Sensitive Urban Design) swales in the nature strips treat the run-offs from the estate before they enter the main bio-retention basin which has been purposely designed using an angular and very contemporary layout showcasing that WSUD does not need to be naturalistic in appearance.
Bonbeach “Boutique” Residential estate
Client
Vic Urban
Location
Bonbeach, VIC
Size 
7.5Ha
Consultancy Type
Part of a multi-disciplinary team