JMD Design were commissioned by Stockland to design document and provide construction quality advice for a feature park within a new subdivision project at Glenmore Ridge, Penrith. The eastern edge of the new park had been designed and built some ten years ago, hence the name Jacaranda Park. It was decided that the new park should break with the gardenesque image of the eastern half and create a new strong identity to the new suburb dropping away to the west.
Special attention was paid to the existing topography, the character of the site in the western Sydney context and the future residential pattern. The post subdivision landscape provided the designers with a number of challenges in designing this park, most notably the large level change resulting from the construction of new roads and benched lots. The major level changes incurred by the civil design were embraced as a means to accentuate the topographic beauty of the site, retain two significant trees and reshape the land to maximize the playgrounds sense of groundedness. A small children’s playground and bespoke shade structures were included along the most activated edge of the park ensuring passive surveillance.
+ Project credits / data
Project Name: Jacaranda Park
Landscape Architect: JMD Design | www.jmddesign.com.au
Client: Stockland Location: Rosecera Circuit, Glenmore Park, Penrith, Sydney Project completed: 2010 Size: 9739m2
Project Cost: Approx $2 million AUD
Structural Engineer: Northrop Engineers
Civil Engineer: J Wyndham Prince
Project Manager: Stocklands
Landscape Contractor: Design Landscapes
Planner: Byrnes PDM
Access: Assess Associates Sydney
+ About JMD Design
JMD design is an award winning practice that provides a full range of landscape architectural services with an emphasis on the construction of high quality design. The three working directors have over 20 years experience in the profession, and lead a dedicated and creative team.
The practice has a strong commitment to achieving both site specific and environmentally responsible design solutions. We actively pursue the application of sustainable development principles in all our design projects. JMDD is particularly experienced in large scale public and private projects working as either project lead consultant or sub-consultant as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Services provided include:
• Landscape Design
• Landscape Documentation
• Contract Administration
• Urban Design
• Master Plan Reports
• Landscape Rehabilitation
• Vegetation Management Plans
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