We have recently been engaged as the landscape architects for this project, which will see the heritage listed Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel converted into a community building with upper-floor office space.
The imposing front elevation on Bay Terrace is historically important, so our planting design will be respectful of the architecture, using species seen in older Brisbane gardens and landscapes.
An existing poinciana at the back of the building will form the focus for a quiet garden that can also be used by the neighbouring school as an outdoor chapel.
Planting will frame the new pedestrian entry to the building, with irrigation supplied from rainwater tanks.
Architect: Guymer Bailey.
Heritage: Australian Heritage Specialists.
Client: Brisbane Catholic Education.