Projects / Landscape Design

Erskineville Residential Project
Sydney, Australia

City of Sydney
1.6 hectares
Landscape Design

Following the completion of the Ashmore Precinct DCP for the City of Sydney, HBO+EMTB were commissioned to complete the landscape masterplan and public domain DA for a high density residential development over 1.6 hectares within the precinct.

Located in a floodplain, the site presented with many drainage constraints. In collaboration with the civil and flood consultants, HBO+EMTB’s design employs several WSUD techniques to help ease pressure on local storm water infrastructure while enhancing the sites local ecology. An internal shared street accommodates pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles and separate cycle paths along the sites frontage integrate with the City’s existing cycle network. Together with the on-street parking layout, the traffic scheme emphasizes green street principles.

The repetition of recycled materials throughout the site and consultation with urban art consultants in the development of the public art strategy has resulted in a site character that is responsive of the developments context and history, and also complementary of the contemporary apartment complex.