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.