Dom Serra Grove

The redesign of Dom Serra Grove was commissioned as part of the City of Subiaco’s on-going commitment to water conservation and sustainability through their Open Space Management in a Drying Environment Policy, adopted Hydrozoning Strategy, Environment Plan, and Greening Plan.  The site itself takes its name from the Spanish Benedictine monk Dom Serra, who established a monastery in the area and named it ‘Subiaco’ to honour St. Benedict’s monastery in Subiaco, Italy.

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The initial concept for the site was developed by the City in collaboration with local residents and incorporating community feedback.  Ecoscape were commissioned to further refine the design of the concept and progress the project to construction documentation.  Ecoscape’s design for Dom Serra Grove builds on the established olive grove character of the site, and draws inspiration from the Mediterranean landscapes of Spain and Italy.  Shady, terraced outdoor rooms are created within the landscape to provide areas for both congregation and seclusion, and a large arbour provides a space for more formal gatherings.

 

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The artworks created by Audrey Fernandez Satar and Arif Satar draw on the site’s history in reference to the Benedictine monastery, and its former use as a cemetery for the Subiaco tent hospital established in 1893.

The overall design maintains a focus on the City of Subiaco’s sustainability goals to ensure the landscape is well positioned to withstand the impacts of a drying climate and the likelihood of increasingly stringent water restrictions.

 

Water Corp of WA, Balcatta Office, Water Sensitive Urban Design Building Entrance
Water Corp of WA, Balcatta Office, Water Sensitive Urban Design Building Entrance

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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.