PLAN E was engaged as the sole landscape architect for the Vertu Private Estate from the project’s inception.
2010 UDIA, Award for Excellence – Urban Water Award
The landscape of “Vertu Private Estate” was designed to utilise and preserve the site’s unique character, particularly the mature stands of paperbarks, banksias and grass trees, in order to create a memorable landscape environment that responded to the challenging environmental conditions of the site. PLAN E worked with the planning and engineering team to develop a linear open space network which forms part of an extensive site stormwater management ‘living stream’ system while encouraging a range of passive and semi-active recreation, and with the extensive network of well-lit pedestrian and cycle paths, access to and around these parklands is safe and convenient.
In keeping with the sustainability theme, a series of major artworks, including smaller “discovery pieces’ have been displayed within parkland areas, further enhancing the unique visual and physical quality of the public realm at Vertu Private Estate. PLAN E was instrumental in the art coordination for the project.