This project with Clark Brown Architects includes construction of 56 two storey three-bedroom and 39 two storey four-bedroom dwellings with additional amenities including roads, three public reserves, street tree planting, street lighting and amenity planting and landscape features. Some excavated material was re-used in the construction of three sculptured grass landforms situated in two of the public reserves.
Part of the proposal is to landscape and plant the site extensively, enhancing the streetscape and mitigating effects on adjacent properties by providing a buffer to existing commercial development and the motorway.
The landscape concept was driven by geological and contextual elements of the neighbouring volcanic cone and associated lava flow evident in the scheme as informal use of rock in reserves or rock organised into drystone walls or sculptured landforms.
The landscape design addresses issues of: