Service Line Leader - Landscape Architecture
Situated in the beautiful coastal township of Byron Bay, Elements of Byron is a unique eco-resort destination.
Our landscape architecture team was engaged to seamlessly integrate the new resort with the forest, dunes and beaches that make Byron famous, allowing guests to get back to nature with style.
The team’s design for Elements was based on careful consideration and subtle integration of facility operations with existing natural features. More than 570 mature trees within the central facilities, pool, accommodation and foreshore fringe areas were retained, and the existing landscape significantly influenced the positioning of built form elements.
Locally-sourced materials and endemic plants were a key feature of the design and have helped create a resort experience that’s in tune with the Belongil Beach location. Rehabilitation and habitat preservation provide natural learning experiences that guests take home with them, while simultaneously enhancing local eco-systems.
Much consideration was given to the site’s position within the hydrological network of Belongil & Cumbebin Swamplands, Belongil Creek and the Pacific Ocean. The landscape design response allows Elements to contribute to the restoration and support of local waterways and land.
An in-depth community and local authority consultation process was adopted when developing the design for Elements of Byron. Byron Shire Council was presented with a landscape vision for the site and several workshop sessions were undertaken to maintain an open dialogue and seek valuable feedback.
A website was also developed with key information on the landscape and environmental integration strategy for community feedback, while a public exhibition was undertaken to facilitate informal discussions with local businesses, community members and tourists.
Retail Award 2017
Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW
Best Large Scale Corporate Retreat 2015
Qantas Business Travel Awards
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