Open Access College Landscaping

  • Location Marden, SA
  • Size 2,410 sqm
  • Completed Late 2023
  • Sector Public Realm + Landscape
  • Renders SMFA Staff

Open Access College in Marden along with SMFA has planned a visionary landscape design philosophy that aims to foster intimacy and connectivity.

The underpinning design philosophy of the landscape at Open Access College in Marden was to create a series of intimate gathering and learning spaces within the landscape, while also establishing new connecting pathways across the site to create a stronger connection between the landscape and the architecture.

Water Sensitive Urban Design elements including a central rain garden have been integrated into the design to manage runoff on site and promote ground infiltration. Engagement with the school’s indigenous community led to a selection of native planting and integrated art elements which reflect the existing aboriginal garden context.

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