Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2022 - current
Community master plan, architecturally designed community facilities and landscape architecture
Celebrating community connectivity and subtropical living
The Development Application for Stockland’s Halcyon Blu development has been lodged which will offer resort style living to the 50’s+ land lease community.
Archipelago worked closely with Stockland and Halcyon to deliver the community masterplan and design for the central community facilities and landscape. Structured around a series of green links and a “Living Loop”, the design celebrates community connectivity and sub-tropical living to enhance homeowner experience and lifestyle.
From the moment of arrival, homeowners are welcomed into a 5-star resort experience that balances lifestyle with active interests and community. Lagoon style swimming pool, connected water features and lush planting create a relaxing and calming experience. The clubhouse and facilities are located within the central garden of the “living loop”, with every household less than 300m away from the central garden. The facilities are a key driver for homeowners, providing the opportunity to downsize without compromising on lifestyle.
The programme is organised into precincts of arrival, gather, play, and retreat with functional spaces delivered as a series of pavilions set within the lush gardens and open green spaces. Every internal space experiences visual connectivity to the outside, and connections between internal spaces are enveloped by green.
Celebrating the Sunshine Coast subtropical vernacular, the facilities will, at its perimeter, touch the earth lightly, offering a shady, breezy, sustainable retreat. The vision offers quality, low maintenance facilities that are both aesthetically and strategically grounded in the subtropical environment with an emphasis on authenticity of materials.
Connected by the “living loop”, the masterplan locates the homes into a series of smaller neighbourhoods, each addressed by individual neighbourhood nooks that offer homeowners natural meeting places, creating a sense of belonging and wellbeing. Stitching the neighbourhoods together are “living links”, a pedestrianised green link that enhances the connectivity within the masterplan as well as to the surrounding context of Bells Creek and external neighbourhood amenity.
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