Our design response for the Southport Broadwater Parklands play attraction is unique to the complex environment of the Broadwater estuary - a place which marks the confluence of river to ocean and denotes a powerful connection between land, sea and sky. We are proud to be shaping the detailed design and delivery of this project, teaming up with Fleetwood Urban, Simone Eisler, LVX and Burchills to create this exciting new play attraction for the region.
This is a current project rolling out across 2020 and beyond, we will continue to update this page with images and information as permitted and approved by our project partners.
When we set out to design our studio we approached it like any design project, we began by identifying the priorities and creating a strategic framework to guide the decision making.
The initial priority was to create something simple to build, something sustainable, creatively inspiring and something that was cost effective. Through research it became clear that achieving these things was not necessarily difficult.
Working with the landscape design team POMO were able to create a number of key design initiatives that would contribute to the locally inspired placemaking program and deliver on practical community needs.
POMO was engaged to design and construct a number of landscape elements. Each element was custom designed and born from the uniqueness of Palmwoods, they reference local history, using locally sourced materials and were being made collaboratively with local craftspeople and artisans.
Underlying this was a larger design and management process run by POMO involving construction design, design reporting, engineering certification, construction and project management and installation on-site. A true multidisciplinary and multi-skilled program with a wide range of stakeholders and projects participants.
The project won the Excellence Award at the 2018 Queensland AILA awards for Civic Design. It also won gold in the same category at the national awards.