Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers
2016 – National Gold Award Commercial Landscape Design, Educational
This Inner West childcare play space was dominated by a mature Jacaranda tree that had to be removed due to its size, safety concerns and impact on the overall site. Through discussion with the client it was decided that we create features in the landscape that would represent this once great focal point and retain the natural character of the space. With this in mind we designed two amazing sculptural trees which have been created from recycled tree limbs. Both elements, together with a recycled timber bridge, screens, activity table and funky mushroom seats, create an engaging tactile space for all the children to enjoy.
The key factor is that even though we had to remove this significant tree, its spirit and memories created for the children remain. The inclusion of Spanish moss hanging from the branches and the native planting create character within the space and a sense of wonder for the children.