Shorncliffe, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Shorncliffe railway station is the terminus station of the Shorncliffe line in Brisbane. This line serves the Brisbane suburb of Shorncliffe.
As part of the landscape works it was important to maintain and enhance the existing amenity, integrating any new landscape works with the surrounding context.
The site consists of several significant mature trees that have provided amenity and shade to the surrounds of the station for many years.
Due to the nature of the facility, it was also important to consider crime prevention through environmental design principles such allowing others outside the station to view into the site and see what is happening (casual surveillance) and also to avoid any ‘hidden’ places within the landscape.
Other landscape upgrades include additional shade trees for carpark areas, lower storey planting to enhance pedestrian areas and pavement upgrades to access walkways.
Landscape to Enhance Infrastructure
Provision of a landscape to enhance the amenity of the proposed new station works including integration with the surrounding landscape context.
Appropriate in Scale and Composition
Consider human scale and how the landscape relates to people. This is achieved through careful consideration of landscape elements including any landscape built form and size of trees at maturity.
Safety in Design
Ensure safety measures to vehicular areas by ensuring clear sightlines for vehicles and pedestrians. Apply C.P.T.E.D. (crime prevention through environmental design) principles in the design of public areas.
Soften built form through strategic selection and positioning of screen trees and shrubs. Enhance some views to built form while blocking others. Consider maturity of trees in relation to structures and future impacts likely to occur.
Consideration of the surrounding context is important when considering character. Landscape character can be reinforced through selection of finishes and species.