AILA Award Winners
05 July 2019
The team attended the Queensland Landscape Architecture 2019 Awards on 20th of June, and were thrilled to walk away with two winning projects!
We were awarded an Award of Excellence for Forest Green Park in the Play Spaces category. The judges citation stated “Forest Green Park is an exemplar project for nature-based play and demonstrates a new response to suburban residential community parks in Queensland. The designers recognised early in the process the importance of maintaining the natural values of the site and its context. Meticulous detail was applied to the identification, mapping and reuse of site timber. The clever composition of bespoke structures along with natural materials has resulted in a unique play space that provides children with opportunities to tackle a range of challenges, beautifully integrated with the surrounding bushland context, providing children one sense of place and identity.” For more information, visit the Forest Green Park project page.
We were also awarded a Landscape Architecture Award for Everleigh Park in the Parks and Open Space category. The judges citation stated “The elegant and understated detailing of the Everleigh Park project sets it apart from similar development parks. It is this elegance, which when combined with evidence of well-considered site planning, that establishes a site with a firm disposition in its wider landscape context. With a contemporary style that is complemented by the landform and scale of this open space, the jury recognised the subtlety of the materials and finishes which added a degree of quality to this public open space. With a welcome statement that was both artistic and memorable, the awards jury foresees the site as a whole becoming a landmark for local communities.” For more information, visit the Everleigh Park project page.
Read more about all the winners from the night here.
Multi-million dollar parklands opens at Everleigh
06 February 2019
Mirvac has opened a new $5.1 million parkland to the public as part of its Everleigh masterplanned community in Greenbank. Designed by Form Landscape Architects, the new park space includes 1.5 hectares of recreation parkland – equal to the size of three football fields – including an events space and junior playground.
We have moved!
3 December 2018
We are excited to announce that our team has moved to a new location in Fortitude Valley. We have spent eight years in a building about 500m away from our new location — our old office served us well, and we made great memories (and landscapes) there, but we couldn’t be more excited about our new space.
The new office is in Trinity Lane, between Holy Trinity Anglican Church and 900 Ann Street, looking out onto a lively laneway and the recently revamped gardens surrounding the church. We’re excited about the hustle and bustle happening outside our windows, the connection to green space and all of the great amenities within an easy walking distance of the new location.
It has been an exciting few years for Form Landscape Architects, and we look at this new location as the start of another chapter in our history. We’re still working on getting settled in and adding artwork to the walls, but we’re incredibly excited to be in the new space.
We can’t wait to welcome you into the new space, feel free to drop in for a visit!
Sunland Deliberates Grace on Coronation
20 September 2018
…The future of Sunland’s controversial “Grace on Coronation” development was thrown into uncertainty earlier this year after a sole neighbouring resident won an appeal against the approval of the three-tower development.
Speaking at Urbanity ’18, executive chairman and founder of Sunland Soheil Abedian expressed that Brisbane has “missed the opportunity” for a city-making development project.
“The city has lost one of the greatest opportunities.”
Introducing Jardin Residences
3 September 2018
Albany Creek Village // Refurbishments
1 September 2018
South City Square // UTA’s Development Excellence Awards
31 July 2018
Skyscraper One Step Closer to Approval
9 February 2018
Sunland Group is one step closer to finalising its $230 million Hedges Avenue tower after the Gold Coast City Council’s planning committee recommended it for approval on Wednesday.
22 January 2018
Always a treat when you pop in for a quick meeting and see our projects really thriving. This entry at Brookwater is really starting to look established!
17 January 2018
We are looking for a Landscape Architect with 2-3yrs post-grad experience! You will have the opportunity to immediately manage your own projects from design development through to construction delivery. We have a long project pipeline that ensures job security and a wealth of experience, professional development, and growth into the future.
Think this might be the job for you? Head over to the Careers page.
SUNLAND LODGES APPLICATION FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF GREENMOUNT RESORT
27 November 2017
Sunland Group has lodged a Development Application with Gold Coast City Council to redevelop the ageing Greenmount Resort site in Coolangatta. The proposed redevelopment features two curvilinear residential apartment buildings ranging from 14 to 17 storeys creating a lush rainforest core in the canyon between them. We are excited to be involved with another landmark Sunland Group development.
SUNLAND GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR PALM BEACH TOWERS
9 November 2017
Sunland’s Magnoli Apartments has been unanimously granted approval from the Gold Coast City Council. The development comprises a 2,250sqm community park, two 12-storey apartment buildings and 6 terrace homes.
For more information, visit the Magnoli Apartments project page.
7 November 2017
This year we chose to celeberate Melbourne Cup by attending the inaugural Birdcage Event at the recently (and expertly) refurbished Osbourne Hotel – a brilliant venue and a fabulous afternoon!
Sunland Plans $230m Tower On Hedges Avenue Site
6 November 2017
Sunland Group have lodged an application for a 44-storey residential tower on the Gold Coast’s “Millionaires’ Row”, Hedges Avenue. The proposed tower, designed by BDA Architects comprises 99 apartments, two levels of communal and recreation areas and is targeted at the owner-occupiers market. 272 Hedges Avenue is designed to present as an elegant, curvilinear landmark providing a sculptural marker at the southern edge of the expanding Broadbeach precinct.
OSBOURNE HOTEL OPENING
6 October 2017
Our team were thrilled to work alongside Brand & Slater and be involved with the refurbishment of the Osbourne Hotel.
3 YEARS LATER
25 September 2017
The unusual approach at Astonbrook involved planting strangler figs in the crook of the existing Camphor laurel trees that lined the banks of Spring Creek. The creek is home to an Ornate Rainbowfish, and it was imperative that the creek remain undisturbed while the Camphor laurels are removed. This 10 year strategy seems to be paying off – these photos are 3 years apart and the creek is thriving!
AN UNUSUAL APPROACH
25 September 2017
As part of the long-term strategy to remove Camphor laurels at Astonbrook (without ruining bank stability/exposing the water too quickly to sunlight and heat), strangler figs were planted in the crook of the existing trees.
The long term goal is for them to strangle the trees and slowly kill them off.
JAW DROPPING DESIGN // WEST END
19 September 2017
Brisbane-based Aria Property Group has unveiled a jaw dropping design for their latest residential development which takes apartment living to a whole new level.
Read more about Manning St Apartments
AWARDS // Ayla Oasis
11 September 2017
Ayla Oasis Golf Academy & Clubhouse has been awarded a prestigious Arabian Property Award in the Leisure Led Architecture category in addition to a Five Star Award for Best leisure in Jordan! Congratulations to Oppenheim Architecture and Ayla Oasis!
UNDER CONSTRUCTION //
14 August 2017
Quick site visit to Tallebudgera Valley to check on construction progress of the farmhouse. Check out the amazing sunken fire pit and the beautiful off form concrete. Not to mention those views! Can’t wait to see the finished project.
PRESS // Retirement Community in the Heart of Taringa
26 July 2017
Looking forward to strengthening our relationship with TriCare and Deicke Richards on this fantastic development – an exciting project delivering integrated retirement and aged care in the heart of Taringa, allowing residents to age in place.
Read more here.
PRESS // Office Tower Proposed at 949 Ann St
19 July 2017
A development application has been lodged by Queensland developer, Kennlyn Property Group, for a 15-storey office building to be built at 949 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley. Designed by architects The NRA Collaborative, the tower occupies a prominent site opposite the Emporium and acts as a key gateway announcing Fortitude Valley and the CBD.
Read more here.
PRESS // Introducing The Gregory
1 June 2017
Bowen Hills is getting a brand new residential precinct!
On the corner of Gregory Terrace and Brunswick Street a highly prominent development site surrounded by a wealth of history and continued urban renewal, The Gregory, is well positioned to become synonymous with events, lifestyle and culture.
The mixed use development will provide a permeable and responsive outcome integrating retail and restaurants with a series of plazas, promenades, and outdoor rooms in a subtropical landscape setting. Residents will be provided with a podium level oasis featuring a swimming pool and abundant lounge space. Rooftop gardens provide additional entertaining spaces and places for quiet refuge.
PRESS // Orion Towers to Define Gold Coast Skyline
26 May 2017
Orion Towers in Surfers Paradise is set to become the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, at 328 meters, received conditional development approval from the City Planning Committee this week.
The two towers will be linked at the podium levels by a lush and varied subtropical landscape, woven together with meandering water and elegant swimming pool. A prominent and elevated curved bridge known as the ‘curious ring’, featuring a large LED matrix screen on the underside of the bridge will display information such as time, weather and community event details.
Read more about Orion Towers here.
Read the more about the approval on Urban Developer.
UPDATE // Vantage, Stage 1 Nearing Completion
25 May 2017
The landscape is almost completed for Stage 1 of Vantage. This is just the beginning of the abundant lush green parkland for the development. We think that this is one of the most generous recreational pool facilities on the Gold Coast.
Love the glass window that just draws you into the space!
PEOPLE // Form Family
22 May 2017
Sunday’s are meant for family fun – the Form Family spent a beautiful day at Gainsborough Greens, checking out the completed Forest Green Park and letting the kids run wild and free. How lucky are these residents to have these facilities at their doorstep?
Check out our family gallery on the Facebook page!
PRESS // Court dismisses appeal against Zaha towers
11 May 2017
The public appeal against the three-tower Grace on Coronation development has been dismissed by a Brisbane judge. Judge Rackeman said “The proposal will have a distinctive design and be … refreshing in terms of apartment building design, but that does not make it inconsistent with the emerging and intended character of the area.” The Sunland Group project promises to deliver considerable public parkland across the 1.5 hectare site and direct access to the inner city riverfront and Bicentennial Bikeway.
Update // The Heights
12 April 2017
The sculpture park at The Heights in Pimpama is nearing completion – interactive sculptures have been installed and the beautiful Fig tree is standing tall in the centre of the Labyrinth. The spiral arbour introduces a special park that provides a fresh approach to engaging public space.
PRESS // Aquis Unveils Plans for First Six-Star Beachfront Hotel
10 January 2017
Aquis Australia has unveiled plans for a new $440 million development on Main Beach parade at Surfers Paradise. The development, designed by Woods Bagot is set to become a benchmark for luxury accommodation in the Asia Pacific region. We are thrilled to be involved in such an exciting project!
PRESS // Orion Towers to Become Tallest in Southern Hemisphere
15 November 2016
A new two-tower $1.2 billion development in Surfers Paradise known as Orion Towers is set to host the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, soaring 103 storeys high.
FOREST GREEN PARK IS A WINNER!
12 November 2016
The 2016 Landscape Construction Excellence Awards have been announced and we are thrilled that Forest Green Park at Gainsborough Greens has been announced the winner of the prestigious Queensland Commercial Landscape Construction of the Year Award AND the Million $ Plus Winner.
A huge congratulations to both Eureka Landscapes and Mirvac.
BROOKWATER PARK COMPLETES
11 November 2016
Our latest park, nicknamed The Garden Room, at Brookwater’s The Address precinct has completed. Concrete sleepers have been used to create a feature pleated wall and the results speak for themselves. Can’t wait to see how the planting will enhance this space in a few months time!
Melbourne Cup 2016
8 November 2016
Here’s a few cheeky shots of our team enjoying the Melbourne Cup festivities.
UDIA QLD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
8 November 2016
The Urban Design Institute of Australia (UDIA) have announced the Queensland award winners and finalists – we are proud to say that two of our projects were finalists this year!
Gainsborough Greens Forest Park was a finalist in the Wildcard category and Trafalgar Lane was a finalist in Retail, Commercial and Public Use.
PRESS // Cedar Woods Plans New Residential Development for Wooloowin
29 August 2016
Perth-based Cedar Woods Properties have submitted a development application on the former Sisters of Mercy site in Wooloowin on Brisbane’s inner north.
The design allows for generously vegetated streetscapes and large open spaces adjacent to heritage buildings on the site in order to maximise view lines from Chalk Street to the former laundry building.
AYLA OASIS GOLF COURSE COMPLETES
1 June 2016
Our golf course landscape project has reached practical completion after 2.5 years of construction. Many thanks to a wonderful client in Ayla Oasis. It has been a pleasure collaborating with Greg Norman Golf Course Design, Oppenheim Architecture and Green Dimensions Landscape Construction.
Shukran to all associated!
PRESS // VANTAGE GOLD COAST SHOWCASES NEW TRENDS IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN
25 July 2015
The Courier Mail interviewed Matt Franzmann to discuss the latest landscape trends utilised when designing Vantage on the Gold Coast.
KEN FLETCHER PARK WINS BIG!
2 November 2013
Ken Fletcher Park was the winner at the 2013 Landscape Queensland Construction Excellence Awards. The public open space project adjacent to the new Queensland Tennis Centre in Tennyson took home the Million Dollar Plus Award and the coveted Construction of the Year Award.