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. The landscape surrounding the Visitor and Training Centre aims to provide a welcoming entry statement for visitors to the popular tourist attraction of Mossman Gorge. Planting throughout the precinct is indigenous to the local rainforest.
Trees and understorey planting will be grown from locally collected seed, with the local community providing their time and expertise from the project’s inception through to completion. The landscaping which is integrated throughout the car park provides shade for visitors, reduces the visual impact, and screens utility buildings. High canopies and low understorey planting allows cooling breezes to flow into the building. Drainage swales throughout the site are lined with rocks and interplanted with reeds to help aerate and purify storm water.