Mariner’s Peninsula

Apartment Residential

LOCATION

Townsville, Queensland

CLIENT

Mirvac

ARCHITECT

Mirvac

STATUS

Constructed

PHOTOGRAPHY

Scott Burrows

Mariners Peninsula is a partly developed parcel of water front land and marina located at the eastern end of The Strand in Townsville. Mirvac commissioned Form Landscape Architects to design a high quality contemporary landscape to compliment the landmark apartment development in North Queensland.

The design draws from the raw natural features of the site’s context utilising elements such as the Castle Hill quarry rock for curvilinear stone walls that provide a binding long pattern drawing other stages of the development together. A contrasting cross pattern has been integrated into the design to provide bold bands of planting, pavements, and water through the site. The landscape respects the coastal locality and the harsh climatic conditions of the region through the careful selection of hardy landscape species and the strategic placement of shade providing trees.