The Foreshore Estate is a waterside residential development on the Gold Coast with direct access to the Coomera River. CUSP has provided landscape design services that connects the estate to the surrounding natural environment, delivering high quality leisure and recreational opportunities for the community.
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Landscape QLD Construction Excellence Award, Best Landscape Feature Winner (Interface Landscapes) - Foreshore Entry Wall
CUSP's contribution has helped to unlock the sites potential by drawing on surrounding natural assets of the Coomera River, intertidal wetland system and rich native coastal vegetation to create a mature and sophisticated design aesthetic.
In the early stages of this project, CUSP provided urban design services on the layout of the estate, selecting park locations that provided the greatest amenity and connection to natural areas for the residents. The Foreshore Jetty, located in a riverside park on the banks of the Coomera River, gives residents direct access to the water, unveiling this natural asset for active water based recreation and fishing.
CUSP is dedicated to demonstrating the value of native Australian landscape and fought for the retention of a 200 year old eucalyptus tree, which provides important habitat for animals and bird life, such as the local white bellied sea eagle. This tree acts as an important wayfinding tool, and will remind residents to take ownership of the landscape to preserve the natural beauty of the Foreshore site. The significance of Foreshore's natural areas and water is represented in motifs throughout the estate.