Melbourne Girls’ College

Melbourne Girls’ College

Between 2003 and 2007, Ground Control provided landscape design and documentation services for open space areas around the College grounds.  The extent of open space was extremely limited on this tightly confined site between Yarra Boulevard and the Yarra River, and was therefore highly valued by the school community for passive and active use.

The school campus was also undergoing rapid expansion of its facilities, resulting in many subsequent adjustments and revisions to early landscape layouts over this five year period to accommodate the rapidly changing footprint of the school infrastructure and the recasting of the community’s needs for specific areas.

The areas of the school involving Ground Control design direction were the interfaces and entry foyer for the Lyceum/Performing Arts building, screening to the Gymnasium, the oval layout (levels, planting), the original office entry forecourt and the Yarra River side of the Performing Arts centre (seating, paving revisions, tree planting).