Blackwood Park, Adelaide SA
Housing creative development at play
Project OverviewProject Overview
Client Adelaide Development Company
Scope Master planning, concept design, documentation and contract administration. Subdivision master plan, streetscapes, reserves and open space trails.
Location Blackwood, Adelaide SA / Kaurna
Collaborations Bullseye Creative
Year 2011 - Current
Awards Think Brick Awards 2016 - Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award (Finalist)
Creating an environment that hundreds of families are going to call home is a huge responsibility with decisions affecting commercial and community-based interests for decades. Embracing the challenge of designing 8 streetscapes, 4 reserves and a 7.6ha open space to seamlessly complement 200 prestige lot developments meant working with the elements, resources and unique landscape.
By wrapping our designs around the existing landscape we were able to use the 12m descent to add a unique feature to the largest open space, Central Reserve, making it the centre piece of a local icon. Featuring a lookout and picnic shelter, the reserve attracts both locals and families from neighbouring suburbs with its long tunnel slide flanked my climbing elements. The collaboration with local creatives to develop a strong and recognisable identity with artistic design features and the use of reclaimed and recycled materials maintains a connection with the site’s origins.
A place to live, play and explore, naturally