Azure Blue Carina

Empowering aged care clients through research-led design for active and safe outdoor recreation.

  • Location
  • Brisbane, QLD, Australia
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  • Client
  • The Uniting Church represented by Blue Care
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  • Year completed
  • 2017

Place Design Group led a team to renovate existing courtyards at Azure Blue retirement village at Carina. The concept design incorporated a Circulus Garden, Sensory Garden and an Internal Courtyard, providing security, comfort, recreation and therapy for Blue Care’s dementia residents.

The Circulus Garden includes a new pathway, covered seating area, as well as a curved picket fence with two gates, allowing residents to have a sense of freedom within. The Sensory Courtyard combines a range of tactile surfaces, working and gardening areas where staff will lead residents in hands on horticultural therapy.

The new courtyards include more shade, the installation and renovation of fencing to enhance safety and security, lighting throughout, irrigation, low maintenance materials, new planting, bespoke shade structures and seating.

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