The Gregory is a highly prominent site surrounded by a wealth of history and continued urban renewal and is well positioned to become synonymous with events, lifestyle and culture.
The creation of an engaging and activated public realm became a fundamental objective for the landscape design, celebrating generous and flexible plazas, promenades and outdoor dining opportunities. The opportunity to entertain and be entertained on both ground and podium levels is considered an important lifestyle benefit for both residents and the larger community.
The design celebrates generous garden spaces existing within a high density urban environment where residents can retreat within a tropical oasis, escaping the confines of apartment living – where there is space to move, space to breathe, and space to interact. A contemporary composition of raised planter beds, large shade trees, recreational lawn and common recreational spaces define a series of “garden rooms” where the senses are enticed through niche garden pockets, perfumed flowering trees and shrubs, and lush, colourful and vibrant foliage. A combination of cascading water, shade and light provides an evocative experience throughout the site. A generous green canopy is promoted within the landscape further defining spaces and adding to Brisbane’s urban forest.