Residents in aged care highly value a sense of community and research has shown that it has a strong influence on quality of life and health outcomes. It’s about liveability and connectivity. Ecoscape aims to tailor the facilities to the residents first so the perception is of home, and care is a seamless component. Coupled with tailored care, the interaction and access to the natural environment is key to maintaining a sense of independence, identity and community.
Landscape is recognised as having an important therapeutic role in health of the whole community. There are a number of key design elements that can contribute to a successful healing and relaxation garden. Key design drivers include:
- comfortable spaces with natural shade
- a predominance of soft landscape within the ?eld of view.
- sensory opportunities within the planting design including touch, smell and sound
- textural contrast of planting design
- seasonal colour and bird attraction.
Cemetery design requires a delicate balance between providing a landscape of respect and remembrance, flexibility of internment options to adapt to cultural and commercial trends, and accounting for maintenance requirements to ensure a sustainable outcome. Providing a wide range of internment options is a key consideration in ensuring the long-term viability of cemetery. Ecoscape has experience in design for a number of methods including traditional monumental and lawn graves, niche walls, memorial and scatter gardens, as well as less traditional memorials including sculptures, natural burials and remembrance trees.
9 Stirling Highway
North Fremantle WA 6159
+61 8 9430 8955
Ecoscape offices are located in Walyalup on the northern banks of the Derbal Yerrigan, on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation. We work on many lands throughout Australia and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders.