Baron Forge has just delivered a superior open space project at Bunjil Place in Melbourne, elevating the $125 million development to new heights with an outdoor zone of significant proportions.
Bunjil Place is a new entertainment precinct in the heart of the City of Casey. The $125 million project was undertaken to create a significant and accessible arts, culture and community precinct in South-East Melbourne.
The new precinct is now home to an outdoor community plaza, theatre, studio, function centre, gallery, meeting rooms, library, café, and a customer service centre. With a variety of exciting entertainment options and activities available, visitors are encouraged to create their own unique experience within the entertainment hub.
Civil landscaping firm Baron Forge was engaged by Multiplex to complete all the external landscape and earthworks in the plaza and building surrounds on this large-scale project. Works in the central plaza included all hardscape and softscape elements, water features, furniture, curved and tiered concrete seating, walkway bridges, and construction of the footing for the television screen.
The newly developed lawn and play areas are a great place to sit and watch the big screen, read a book or simply watch people come and go. The paved amphitheatre is used for various events such as outdoor markets, food festivals, and offers a place to cool off in the splash zones.
The development’s playground is a fantastic area for children to come and play. Baron Forge installed slides, swings, table tennis tables, talking tubes, tunnels and spinners to create a compact playspace. Tables and chairs surround the area to allow parents to sit and chat nearby while still keeping an eye on the kids.
Comfortable for all visitors, the Nook Garden is comprised of a large timber and glass shade structure that protects the barbecue and seating area, making it a great space for community engagement. Outside the library, the Reading Garden is an enclosed space in which users can sit and enjoy the comings and goings of the precinct.
In the memorial space, some of the pillars were relocated from nearby while Baron Forge supplied additional granite pillars, etched paving and steel inlays to create the new zone that honours fallen soldiers from the local area.
Also completed by Baron Forge, the paving works in the foyer perfectly complement the tremendous timber grid shell that serves as the centrepiece of the building.
SCOPE OF WORKS
- Hardscape (paving, all concrete works, base prep)
- Retaining walls (footings, shotcrete and bluestone cladding)
- Softscape (garden beds, edging, planting, mulching and irrigation)
- Street Furniture (chairs, tables, bins, bollards, flagpoles)
- Granite memorial pillars
- Glu-lam timber shade structure
- D&C water features
To find out how Baron Forge can take your next development to new heights, contact their experienced design and construction team.