GJ’s Landscapes, Macquarie University Central Courtyard Precinct (NSW)
CATEGORY: Commercial Construction over $1m
GJ’s Landscapes designed and constructed the custom-built floating retaining wall and planter box system at Macquarie University Central Courtyard Precinct. Following the descending stairs, the retaining wall is to be seen as an extension of the stairs as it treads through the landscape and across the small creek.
Aiding to eliminate corrosion and extend the hardscape elements lifespan, the retaining wall system was constructed from a galvanised steel frame and clad in aluminium powdercoated panels. The numerous hard landscaping elements throughout the university precinct including the retaining wall and planter box system enhance the natural environment through a functional and cohesive design.
“The judges praised the high quality of the design and the execution and were very impressed with the physical and visual links from the courtyards to the Mars Creek landscape. A brilliant project that the judges were looking forward to seeing mature. Well done to GJ’s Landscapes on this new landscape that serves for functional and symbolic gatherings, as well as for relaxation and being enveloped in nature. A project very in-keeping with the remainder of the university grounds.”