Mount Gravatt is one of Brisbane's suburbs undergoing significant urban change and renewal. The centralised location of the site requires the proposed redevelopment to provide opportunities for businesses, residents and community groups.
In conjunction with Peddle Thorpe Architects, Citicene developed a Landscape Masterplan of the site and greater context to inform the schematic design process. The master planning phase explored opportunities to create a vibrant community precinct through seamless integration of indoor and outdoor environments.
Establish a ‘green laneway’ of low speed traffic to afford a pedestrian friendly
streetscape comprising shade trees, vertical green elements, street furniture
and decorative pavement treatments to enhance character and activate the
space while maintaining a vehicular link between Bothwell Street and Creek
Provide an open air shaded green space central to the existing and proposed
buildings, with opportunities for overhead shade structures, shade trees,
seating and artwork to define a central pedestrian ‘node’ suitable for seating, congregating and socialising.
Enhance and further activate existing easements through shade trees, overhead trellis structures, seating and enhanced lighting. Provide access opportunities to establish retail outlets from adjoining properties onto Easement.
Maintain and enhance existing pedestrian access. Introduce overhead trellis structures, shade trees, additional planting, seating and pavement treatments as well as modification of ramping.
Connect pedestrian access to adjoining facilities to further enhance pedestrian permeability. Incorporate ramping to allow for changes in grade and trees to provide shade and shelter to pedestrians.
Maintain existing transport options and refurbish where appropriate. Enhance the streetscape with additional understory planting to depleted areas.