Mermaid Beach | Queensland

102 Albatross Avenue

102 Albatross Avenue

Project Highlights

Design utilised holistic and inventive solutions to screening and amenity
Preparation of landscape intent statement for Council DA lodgement
The utilisation of high-grade materials and finishes to create a stylish design consistent with the architectural language of the project
LEAD were engaged as Landscape Architects for 102 Albatross Avenue, a new multi-storey development in Mermaid Beach. The project required the preparation of a landscape intent statement for lodgement of the Development application with the City of Gold Coast. The project included softscape and hardscape treatments to the ground floor and level 4 rooftop including design and coordination of pathways, entry area, pool terrace, courtyards, screening, and private terraces. The design incorporated high-quality materials and finishes and used a mixed hardy plant palette to create a range of spaces with visual variety and effective screening/softening of the built form.
102 Albatross Avenue - Mermaid Beach | Queensland

Obstacle

The proposed built form and location of services to the street frontage restricted the landscaping to the front and rear of the development. The project required imaginative approaches to ensure effective screening and amenity was provided within the landscape and the design utilised the principle of borrowed landscape to ensure amenity and access to landscape was afforded to both the residents of the development and neighbouring residents.

Our Approach

Large tree plantings to the entry area of the development were proposed to simultaneously create a feature to the entry areas and provide amenity to the street and effectively soften the built form. When screening to neighbouring properties was required, a lightweight timber batten screen was utilised to provide screening in a sensitive manner and significant existing neighbouring vegetation was incorporated into the design to borrow landscape and to enhance the experience for all users.

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