The construction of play areas and gathering spaces are being finalised in anticipation for the being of the school year. Students at Ruyton Girls will be returning to an imaginative landscape comprising an amphitheatre, assembly/ events space and a natural playground, which surrounds a refurbished Junior School building by Sally Draper Architects. TCL’s design encourages students to connect with their landscape through play, socialisation, growth, learning and activity.
Construction for The Forum at Monash University has commenced. Part of this landscape is expected to be completed for ‘O’ Week 2017.
The design builds upon the existing vegetation and tree specimens and proposes four distinct tree vegetation types within the Forum. The library plaza includes a generous timber deck, trees and furniture which is cantilevered over part of the pond. A spacious open paved forecourt allows for ease of movement in various directions.
The refurbished Alexander Theatre and the new Jazz Club by Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design can be seen in the background.
TCL will bring our waterfront expertise to the Capricorn Coast, with the realisation of our 2015 endorsed masterplan. Together with a talented consultant team, TCL have been engaged for the next phase of the Yeppoon Foreshore Redevelopment project. The schematic design phase begins to realise the vision for the Lagoon, Lazy River, Amphitheatres and Boardwalks providing an activated foreshore for the Yeppoon community.
Photograph by Davey Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd
TCL are proud to be working with the regional community of Girgarre on the design of their new landmark botanical garden.
The project stands to change the face of the town completely, and the active, patient and resilient community must be commended for their inventiveness and drive in taking on such an ambitious project.
TCL completed the masterplan for Gargarro – the Girgarre Botanical Garden in 2013. The goal of the project is to make Girgarre a more attractive place to live in within 20 years. From a town that has watched business move elsewhere and made it almost impossible to sustain a small business or even find a decent cup of coffee, it’s hearting to hear the community are determined not to let their town diminish.
The vision for Girgarre’s Botanic Garden ‘Gargarro’ is to create a bold, innovative and beautiful garden showcasing native planting. – one that elicits a sense of ‘wow’ , is breath- taking and attracts crowds with places for events and educational activities.
The recent receipt of the $350,000 Victorian Government Small Ton Transforming grant will go a long way to getting this project started.
The community and anyone who is interested is invited to attend the Gargarro turning of the SOD on September 20th at 11am on the corner of Curr and Winter Rd in Girgarre.
Nestled between Adelaide’s prized parklands and gardens the New CBD School- the first vertical school in South Australia, will set a new benchmark in the physical form, design and function of a contemporary school, as well as the quality and range of the learning experiences and opportunities that it generates for students. In particular, the school will be an active platform to develop and showcase advances in teaching and learning in the STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines.
The school’s operation will be characterised by the development of co-operative relationships with adjacent key educational, cultural and civic institutions to enrich the possibilities available to teachers and students whilst, in turn, the school’s facilities and prized location will be accessible to the wider community. In this way the school will serve as a valuable asset contributing actively to this critical city precinct.
The designs are the result of a partnership between local firm Cox Architecture and Design Inc, TCL, AECOM and KBR.
The WA government unveiled the new vision for the redevelopment of Perth’s Scarborough Beach public realm along with an $18 million funding boost announced in the 2016–17 state budget.
The transformation of the beach front public domain creates new precincts including the centrepiece of the redevelopment - Scarborough Square, which will be surrounded by cafes, restaurants and shops. A sloping hill with views of the ocean, new promenades and nature-based activity spaces will form the new Sunset Hill.
Read the full article at ArchitectureAU
The Livingston Shire Council hosted a Community Open Day last Thursday 4th, showcasing TCL’s masterplan for the Yeppoon Foreshore Redevelopment.
Over 300 member of the local community provided valuable feedback and welcomed the aspirations and ideas of "Coastal journeys" presented within the masterplan.
TCL director Perry Lethlean said "We have been inspired by Yeppoon’s magnificent coastal setting and are looking forward to getting feedback on the early concepts for Yeppoon’s Foreshore. This community input will be vital in the ongoing development and refinement of the masterplan."
The initial masterplan ideas have strived to create a memorable and fun setting that heightens views to water, frame public spaces with beautiful landscapes and captures the distinctive relationship between, its beaches, linear foreshore, discovered spaces and its active community.
Over the next fortnight the public can have input to the masterplanning process by visiting the Livingston Shire Council website where feedback will be incorporated into the final masterplan issue.
TCL has since it’s inception developed creative processes in community and client consultation and community development which enable a true understanding of local character, value and issues. These consultation skills came to the fore during a recent community workshop for St Kilda Triangle Masterplan.
Monash University Eastern Precinct Landscape is currently under construction. The landscape is associated with four new student residential accommodation buildings. ‘Building 87’ by JCB Architects will be the first landscape to be completed, and consists of an immersive forest of advanced Water Gums - Tristaniopsis laurina ‘Luscious’ installed, under-planted with Lomandra ‘Tanika’. These lush gardens will surround areas of open lawn , creating a social setting for students.
The planting design for the Eastern Precinct has been developed with Paul Thompson and we are looking forward to watching this garden mature over the coming years.
“Water becomes a centrepiece to Parramatta Square and will animate it in many wonderful ways,” said Perry Lethlean, director of TCL. “It will celebrate the great diversity of Parramatta’s community and connect to a range of beautiful civic spaces that allow visitors, residents and workers to promenade, play, meet or be entertained.”
The Parramatta City Council has unveiled a draft concept design for Parramatta Square’s public domain. The concept for the 20,000 square metre space is designed by the consortium 4² includes JMD Design, Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL), Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG), and Danish practice Gehl Architects.
The project comprises a central 10,000-square-metre area spanning 250 metres from Smith Street to St John Anglican Church. The public domain will be defined by a zigzagging watercourse with a fountain at the western end. It is a concept which represents Parramatta as a river city.
“The public realm will also include many inviting lawn spaces, display gardens and extensive tree planting to create a memorable setting and a unique Parramatta identity.” Perry Lethlean
To view the full concept renders visit ARCHITECTURAU
As construction of the Henley Square Redevelopment enters its 3rd month some of the key design elements including the central water feature, beachfront terraces and timber promenade are beginning to take shape.
The national competition winning design by TCL and Troppo Architects creates a reinvigorated plaza that acts as a flexible and open ‘village square’ for the community.
Pops of coloured furniture decorate the terrace at Monash University Caulfield Campus Green.
The TCL Studio were lucky to visit this inspirational education project last week. The Campus Green Project is set to officially open next month during O Week. The terrace is a focal point of the project. It hosts cafe style seating and BBQs for outdoor dinning as well as workspaces with power facilities allowing students to work within the landscape.
Last week the Macquarie Point Masterplan, a work in collaboration with John Wardle Architects and Inspiring Place, was launched in Hobart to the Tasmanian community. Located within the historic heart of Hobart between the CBD, the headland and Sullivans Cove, the Masterplan entitled ‘New Territory from Old Ground’ creates a number of ‘Key Drivers’ that underpin future public and private built form.
The Macquarie Point masterplan video takes you on a journey that captures the look and feel of the revitalised public realm, as well as the scale, shape and form of possible future development.
Last month we announced that TCL were working on an exciting new project for IGA Berlin 2017. To recap TCL were invited to design the Australian Display Garden that will form part of the International Gardens Berlin - Gardens of the World – Garten der Welt exhibition.
As promised our journey through the design process for Cultivated by Fire is now live on our blog T|i|C|k|L|e.
The design abstractly represents the Aboriginal land management practice of ‘Fire Stick Farming’ in arid Australian landscapes and expresses the concept with the incorporation of charred poles, Eucalypt and Acacia seedlings, floriferous garden beds of Australian native plants and a walkable ground plane of crushed red brick. The completion of the concept design plan concludes this phase of the project, but there will be more to come as the project moves into construction.
The Jacarandas are being craned into the centrepiece of the Monash Caulfield Campus Green project.
The deck terrace with a northerly aspect offers prime seating opportunities and will become a focal point for passive outdoor activity, with opportunities for cafe tables, chairs and spill out activities from adjacent buildings. The Jacaranda trees within the deck will provide dappled shade, as well as a distinct identity for the campus.
Stage 1 of the upgrade to Henley Square, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) and Troppo Architects will commence in April 2015.
BMD Constructions the project’s building contractor announced this week, that after lengthy negotiations with Charles Sturt Council they will start work in early April and expects to complete the revamp by late November.
To read the full article please visit The Advertiser
Garden for the Future. We are thrilled to be able to finally share this exciting project, we have been working on. The City of Greater Bendigo has begun exhibiting the masterplan design for the garden on their website visit Bendigo Botanic Gardens. Featured here is the Fun and Fantacy Garden with its fantastic plants, fun hedges, topiary and living sculptures and playful sculpted lawn.
The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre is very much taking shape as construction continues on the buildings iconic shape. TCL captured another polygon panel being installation at ‘The Dome’ today.
Construction continues on the Riverbank Footbridge in Adelaide. During a routine site visit our staff captured the amazing watery pattern from the River Torrens below. The movement of water is being reflected onto the bridges underside. On a sunny day this effect intensifies giving the bridge movement, texture and pattern and showcasing the bridges connection to the river. It is well worth a visit to see for yourself. The Bridge is open to the public and has already proved during the Ashes Series and AFL Season just how much of an important link it is between the City’s Riverbank Precinct and Adelaide Oval.
"Victoria Square shows the value of not just focusing attention on one area of the city at the expense of others. The more hubs and hives of activity we can create, the more exciting and attractive the city will become." Source THE ADVERTISER FEBRUARY 21, 2014 8:30PM
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Victoria Square Stage 1 will be completed and opened to the public next Monday 13th January 2014. As promised the square will be opened in time for the Tour Down Under. The northern half of the square will be the setting for the Tour Village and Bike Expo, which opens on Saturday 18th January and is followed by a team presentation and concert that night.
Congratulations to all involved we are looking forward to the opening!Read More
Residents gathered in the Girgarre Memorial Hall on Tuesday night for the unveiling of the draft masterplan for the new botanical gardens in Gargarre.
"What we're doing is not only thinking of Girgarre, we want to give back to the area. The Girgarre plan is about the people who live in the area, not just the people who live in Girgarre" - Jan Smith
Text by the SHEPPARTON NEWS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
TCL has been working on the initial design stages of Monash's Caulfield Campus Green which is a $5m redevelopment project of the central campus area. The Caulfield campus is the university's second largest campus and is envisioned to be a prestigious inner-city campus that is strongly connected to its urban context.
Over the past 5 years, TCL and its project team with Adelaide City Council have undertaken the $100million Masterplan and subsequent design stages of Victoria Square, Adelaide's most significant single Urban Design project.
Construction of Stage 1 is now well underway with paving being laid in the central plaza along Grote and Wakefield Street. Major components of Stage one are expected to be complete in January 2014 before the first event in the square, the Tour Down Under.
TCL has been working on a feasibility concept for the area generally described as the Hub on the Bundoora RMIT Campus. The intent of the project is to improve student staff experience in this location through providing spaces for social engagement, spill out cafe and library functions, improved pavements as well as furnishings and lighting.
TCL is in the concept phase of design for the National Rock Garden in Canberra. The garden will showcase around 100 significant rock specimens from Australia. These specimens will tell stories – cultural, scientific and historical—about the relationship between the continent’s unique geology and Australian culture, industry, and identity. The design proposal emerges from discussions between TCL, Luke Simpkin (Manager of Live Exhibits at the Melbourne Museum), and a committee of Australian geologists led by Professor Brad Pillans (Australia National University).
The Adelaide Botanic Gardens Wetland commenced design work in 2009. Complex construction works of integrated engineering systems and natural processes for water purification are approximately 90% complete. Planting contracts are well underway creating the newest Botanic Garden precinct in the city of Adelaide. This will be followed with interpretation delivery to commence early next year for completion Mid 2013
Taylor Cullity Lethlean are currently working in association with Fisher Buttrose Architects on a new Visitor Centre located on land owned by the local indigenous community at the footstep of Mossman Gorge, edging the Daintree Rainforest in Far North Queensland.Read More
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The ongoing development of RMIT's Ho Chi Minh City Campus is to be guided by a landscape framework plan prepared in association with Peter Elliott Architects. The design provides a long-term vision and legible structure around movement, precinct development, landscape image and identity and staff and student facilities.
Perth, Western Australia
Perth’s CBD is being transformed via the creation of a civic harbour precinct on the Swan River. Led by ARM this project involves the creation of a new meeting place on the River and incorporates ferry facilities, promenades, parks, islands, and kiosk facilities.
Winton North, Victoria
The masterplan for the restoration of the 8,750 hectare Winton Wetlands is now finalised. This project of national scientific, cultural and environmental significance will be the largest wetland restoration project in the southern hemisphere. The project aims to create a major national facility for wetland education and research, as well as demonstrate best practice natural resource management and develop nature-based tourism activities and recreation.
Design is underway for the creation of a new community plaza and park in the centre of Moe. This linear landscape, comprising urban plaza, youth facility, picnic areas and event lawns is being developed as part of the design for a new Library facility by FJMT.
The ongoing development of this significant creative facility and visitor destination is being guided by a recently completed masterplan. The plan integrates a range of new entry gardens and indigenous flora rehabilitation strategies as well as the development of sculptural precincts, interpretative walks and visitor facilities.
Greg Burgess is currently undertaking the design development for a new Yacht Club facility on Long Island. As part of this initiative, a comprehensive masterplan is being developed for the whole island as well as more detailed design adjacent to the Yacht Club facility. Works will include new carpark, shared paths, picnic spaces and timber promenades.
After nearly twenty years since the project's commencement, Stage 2 of The Australian Garden will finally open in October 2012. This new 10 hectare garden will build upon the interpretive concepts developed in Stage 1 and take visitors on a metaphorical journey through our inland rivers to the coast and its urban fringes. Features include gardens relating to cultivars, Melaleuca spits, formal gardens and event lawns.
Bowral, New South Wales
TCL has been engaged to develop a master plan for the new 14.2ha Southern Highland Botanic Gardens in Bowral, NSW, a region renowned for its spectacular gardens. A site masterplan reflects a journey through the landscape of the Southern Highland region from the expressive town gardens of topiary and floral displays to the country estate gardens with expansive lawns, lakes, meadows and woodland walks expanding into the magnificent lush indigenous landscapes of the region. All garden types respect the rich legacy of the garden tradition while expressing these in an artistic and contemporary manner.
Adelaide, South Australia
TCL are developing innovative solutions which respond to the needs of high density housing environments. Streets are being designed to achieve a low speed environment which is safe for cyclists. Urban design is being utilised to create street environments which are conducive to pedestrian use and social activities. Abundant vegetation and WSUD techniques are also being utilised to produce green streets with a human-scale character.
Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Over the last five years TCL has been working towards a major upgrade project at Seal Bay Conservation Park which will improve the visitor experience and offer better protection to the environment and threatened species such as the Australia Sea Lion. Following a thorough strategic planning and master planning process, combined with community, staff and stakeholder consultation, the project has now reached final stages of the construction phase. A new boardwalk, viewing platforms and addition of shelters and seating will provide improved visitor facilities and ease of management while containing the infrastructure to a minimum giving a new perspective to seal viewing and shaping the park into a world-class tourist attraction.
Adelaide, South Australia
The design of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens wetland is located on First Creek, a highly urbanised waterway near the city centre of Adelaide. The wetland ameliorates flooding, purifies polluted storm-water runoff, is the source for an aquifer storage recharge system, provides habitat and is an educational and recreational resource.
Three primary themes are explored through the design, these being plants, water and people.
The conceptual design process has led to a fusion of engineering, landscape architecture and interpretation resulting in an integrated system combining physical, biological, mechanical and hydrological processes.
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Large Banksia play houses, Acorn treehouses and Banksia seed pod cubbies are just some of the play items being constructed as part of a new play facility in the National Arboretum Canberra. Working with specialist artisans, Big Fish and Agency of Sculpture; the interactive play elements are intended to provide a mixture of surprise, fun, awe and delight and complement the overall interpretive themes of the National Arboretum.