Accentuating the enchanting farm-inspired features of the River Breeze Estate, Landmark’s custom designed shelters are crafted from hardwood and galvanised steel elements, ensuring the cantilevered structures are both sturdy and attractive.
Visitors to River Breeze Estate are greeted by a winding path that meanders through the captivating bushland, past the Globe timber sculpture and onto a playground inspired by the rich timbers and cosy quaintness of a country farm. Speckled throughout the space are giant vegetable sculptures, from tomatoes to pumpkins, inspired by the history of the land.
Trask Development Corporation, the developers of the 182-lot River Breeze Estate, gave creative license to the landscape architect to develop a children’s park that would delight families who decided to make River Breeze their home. The design is a tribute to the pioneering farming family, the Brays, who lived on the land for over a century before it was developed.
Landmark created the two custom-built shelters, a set of platform seats, Furphy Foundry picnic settings and bin receptacles, and was responsible for the full installation.
The key feature of the two cantilever shelters is the 90mm insulated roofing, beautifully complemented by the hardwood rafter pergolas that are supported by galvanised steel stays and turnbuckles, demonstrating Landmark’s skills in custom design and manufacture.
Both pergolas were delivered in kit-form onsite to ensure ease of installation. They are bolt below, thereby reducing trip hazards, and feature sturdy dual-leaf hardwood posts.
The shelters supply plenty of cool shade and seamlessly blend with the park’s cosy and unique design.
An information board is featured underneath one of the shelters, recounting the history of the land on which River Breeze is built and inspired. The amazing sculptured tomatoes in the playground, the “farmhouse” playground and the names of many of the streets of the estate, are all in recognition of the Bray family’s farming legacy. The tomato sculptures especially are a tribute to the family’s legacy, who developed several new varieties of tomatoes, which we enjoy today, alongside modern growing techniques that continued to be used throughout the truss and table tomato industry.
Landmark was proud to be a key feature of such an important and exciting public space venture.