This project is an exemplifier of deep listening and the role of landscape architects in providing a holistic People and Place approach to visioning that goes beyond spatial design.
The Plant Bank is a research institute, seed repository and public building set amongst the Australian Botanic Gardens at Mount Annan in the south-western suburbs of Sydney.
This project succeeds in creating a transformational parkland that artfully integrates play into the natural landscape.
This project demonstrates excellence in leadership from planning through to execution and provides the town of Newman with a wonderful legacy project that will continue to build community interaction that is socially and financially sustainable.
Rigorous attentions to detail has resulted in a place that is devoid of clutter and reflects the calmness of its Moreton Bay outlook.
With the urgent need for cities to tackle climate change and the urban heat island effect, as well as increasing population growth and diversity, it is encouraging to see projects such as the University Square Master Plan embrace these issues through effective and well researched urban and landscape planning.
Importantly, Convic was committed throughout the process to ensuring that local young people youth were deeply involved with this project. It is an outstanding example of the richness that effective, targeted consultation can bring to a project.