Engaged by Foodstuffs South Island Ltd in 2010 r+m were required to prepare and assess the landscape, visual and urban effects for this large scale development on the Frankton Flats. Through the consenting process r+m provided evidence for both Council and Environment Court hearings.
Their site design responded to the views of the surrounding Remarkables mountain range. Native vegetation and local materials used throughout expressed the regional vernacular. The use of native plant species was balanced by the use of exotic plants to provide seasonal colour iconic to the region.
r+m also provded landscape design for the adjacent Mitre 10 Mega site. This has enabled the development of two high amenity public spaces that are connected by a generous pedestrian link.
Note: The top left and bottom images are photos of r+m's design work on the Mitre 10 Mega site.
A magnificent backdrop to the supermarket provides the context to a landscape design that expresses the regional vernacular.
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