Logan Youth Foyer

A sense of familiarity and safety achieved through communal outdoor spaces, private courtyards and dense sub-tropical landscaping for Logan Youth Foyer residents

  • Location
  • Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • 👤
  • Client
  • Department of Housing & Public Works
  • 📅
  • Year completed
  • 2019

Sectors

Residential

The Logan Youth Foyer extension project provides a central communal hub, 16 new one-bedroom units and two refurbished studio apartments complete with private courtyards for young people at risk of homelessness.

Working closely with the Department of Housing and Public Works and Bark Architects, Place Design Group guided the landscape design from the early concept stages through to detailed design, documentation and construction. Consultation through design workshops with the client, operators and youth representatives developed a clear rationale for the landscape design; to achieve a sense of familiarity and safety through the combination of communal outdoor spaces for social interactions and private retreat style courtyards.

The design outcome seamlessly integrates with the existing residential apartments, with the large outdoor pavilion equipped with BBQ facilities serving as a central welcoming hub for all residents. Outdoor areas and connections between internal and external spaces are complemented by dense plantings; a sub-tropical planting palette evokes a sense of familiarity and residential character to create a calm, inviting and comfortable space for both socialising and private reflection.

Related projects

West End Residences

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

West End Residences

Long Mansion

Chengdu, Sichuan, China

WIP
Long Mansion

Brisbane 1

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Jun Xi Gorgeous Mountain

Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Gorgeous Mountain

Related news and updates

The-Doris-Index

Index warns council unit ban will impact boomer downsizers

Mal Aikman

Place Design Group announces strategic partnership with Innovociti

Open spaces a key to development

Sunshine Coast Daily Paper - Baringa Town Square Feature