Projects / Landscape Architecture
Blundell’s Cottage, Canberra
National Capital Authority engaged Phillips Marler to prepare a Landscape Masterplan for Blundells Cottage, located in Kings Park on the northern foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin.
This challenging project invited us to:
- Address the surrounding landscape of Blundells Cottage
- To understand and delineate the farm landscape that surround Blundells
- Realise the historic layers of the site and include them in a design framework.
The cottage is confined to a small curtilage of a cottage garden and has recently undergone interior changes to house a new exhibition space.
Our Masterplan also included design options for creating a shared zone in the adjacent section of Wendouree Drive.
The aim was to improve pedestrian and cyclist access and create a safer environment for exploring new Blundells landscape and accessing Kings Park.
Our design also included options for a new building close to Blundells to address the issues of education, office and public amenities and the best location for this building within the curtilage of Blundells Cottage.