Earth Sciences Garden
This project is a wonderful example of the university’s strategy to promote outdoor learning spaces. The ‘garden’ is an intricate and thoughtfully design space on campus that showcases the physical environment of the region. The project is conceptually innovative through its abstraction of the regions geology and is supported in its execution through a high level of detailing that ensures a unified space on campus.
The success of the project is demonstrated through the detailed iterative evolution of the project in accordance with rock availability and the use of digital technologies to enhance the spatial qualities embedded within.
The project demonstrates a collaborative approach between landscape architects and academic staff to bring the vision of an external learning environment to life. Thought leadership is shown in the promotion of a ‘learning for all’ approach to education, an encourages deeper thinking about the broader landscape to all students and staff on campus. The integration of vegetation and water to emphasises the geological conditions of the region further contribute to the storytelling embedded in the civic space.