Stage 2 of Caribbean Business Park is located within the recently established commercial office precinct at Caribbean Gardens.
由Peter Ryan Architects与OCULUS Landscape Architecture合作设计，该项目将一栋4层的办公大楼、咖啡馆、广场景观以及户外聚集场所连接起来，从而形成一个新的商业办公园区。景观设计的主要内容是增加新的外部空间，以配合新建成的儿童看护中心和为办公人员及公众提供的健身设施。停车场被设置在地下层，使地上的建筑和景观能够为行人的参与和互动带来更多可能性。
Designed and documented by Peter Ryan Architects in collaboration with OCULUS Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, the public realm works link a series of 4-storey office buildings, a café, plaza landscaping, and outdoors meeting places into a new commercial office precinct. Landscaping works also incorporate external spaces associated with the recent additions to the development include a standalone building offering childcare facilities and the provision of gym facilities accessible to both the office tenants and the public. Buildings and landscaping are located above basement car parking allowing the development to emphasise pedestrian engagement and professional wellbeing.
▼该项目将一栋4层的办公大楼、咖啡馆、广场景观以及户外聚集场所连接起来，the public realm works link a series of 4-storey office buildings, a café, plaza landscaping, and outdoors meeting places
可持续性设计特征 | The sustainability features
As Caribbean Park own, build, and operate the precinct, there is a distinct interest in maintaining the quality of life and environs of the project and surroundings with environmentally sustainable design.There is a provision for efficient appliances and lighting, and the use of renewable energy sources through solar panels. The landscaping design is water-sensitive, minimizing the use of hard surfaces and the collection of rainwater for use in the gardens and overall maintenance. The landscaping also features drought tolerant native species.
▼绿化的选择包括耐旱性当地植物，the landscaping also features drought tolerant native species
业主轶事 | About the clients
The land around Caribbean Park and Caribbean Gardens has been owned and operated by the Spooner family since they purchased it in 1945. The 200 hectare site is one of the largest land holdings in Melbourne, and is a 20 minute drive from the CBD via Eastlink. The current director of Caribbean Park is Ben Spooner. Caribbean Park pride themselves on the extent and quality of the public amenities that they provide to complement the office spaces they offer their tenants. From their website, “By providing a healthy and inspiring environment, Caribbean Park is delivering a workplace that is more productive. Beyond the manicured lawns and lakeside views, the development of integrated landscaping zones allows for taking meeting outside. Wi-Fi enabled parkland also allows the workforce to stay connected in the fresh air”. At Caribbean Park they call this ‘Work/Park Balance’.
▼不同季节的景观，landscape in different seasons
核心概念 | Brief
To achieve our client’s drive to balance productivity with health and mental wellbeing, the public realm was conceived as a series of interlocking outdoor spaces that offer tenants a variety of environments to suit their mood. Theses spaces also provide links between the various street frontages, building entries, and passive and active landscape features. Each space was assigned a distinct character based on its location within the plaza and the proposed use of the space. Hard and soft landscaping was then incorporated to differentiate between informal seating areas, formal boulevards, areas for vigorous activity, and spaces for contemplation.
▼景观与与街道、建筑入口的关系，outdoor spaces provide links between the street frontages and building entries
Within the outdoor spaces a network of structures has been deployed to form points of attraction and encourage pedestrian movement across the site. The centrally located café links two of the main pedestrian axes on the site and forms a hub from which other structures can be accessed. Larger pavilions are used to attract people to the perimeter of the development by offering outdoor cooking facilities and sheltered space suitable for large meetings or outdoor corporate functions. Smaller pavilions are located along the edges of reflecting pools to provide a more intimate option for smaller meetings.
▼户外烹饪、室外企业活动以及大型聚会提供场所，offering outdoor cooking facilities and sheltered space suitable for large meetings or outdoor corporate functions
▼较小的亭子被设立在倒影池塘的边缘，smaller pavilions are located along the edges of reflecting pools
▼为较小的聚会提供更私密的场所，provide a more intimate option for smaller meetings
▼从室内看外部景观，view from indoor to outdoor
Project size: 16500 m²
Site size: 40000 m²
Completion date: 2017
Building levels: 4
Landscape Architect: OCULUS Landscape Architecture
Architect: Peter Ryan Architects
Builder and Client: Caribbean Park