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Mount Alvernia College

The design approach for the re-imagining of this Franciscan College was seeded in a vision to create a communal space that encourages a community to grow and learn amongst three gardens: a productive garden; a garden for gathering; and a garden for recreation.

ClientMount Alvernia College Ltd

LocationKedron, QLD

Date2012 – 2016

Award2016 AILA Queensland Excellence Award for Gardens

The design approach for the re-imagining of this Franciscan College was seeded in a vision to create a communal space that encourages a community to grow and learn amongst three gardens: a productive garden; a garden for gathering; and a garden for recreation.

Lat27 was engaged to develop these garden spaces. The first of these gardens, the productive garden ‘La Foresta’, was completed in January 2015 and forms the public face of Mount Alvernia College, where the learning and social spaces merge.

The early design process commenced with a series of conversations with the college. A clear understanding and commitment to the graft of three garden functions was collectively established.  From this point on, the project was all about possibilities.

Selected photography courtesy of Christopher Frederick Jones.