Designs

Seven Senses Alma Rd

By Playscape Creations

  • Seven Senses Alma Rd

    Seven Senses Alma Rd

  • Seven Senses Alma Rd

    Seven Senses Alma Rd

About the project

It can be quite nostalgic thinking of the street you grew up in.
It can be quite nostalgic thinking of the street you grew up in.

The smells and textures of the changing seasons, exploring nature and playing with friends. They are all wonderful memories which was the core of the “Seven Senses Street” theme promoted in Playscape Creations and Guymer Bailey’s entry in Building Trust International PLAYscapes competition.

The idea stems from an appreciation that a growing number of our population will at some stage experience some form of disability. This perspective makes you appreciate how valuable the senses can be, and that it’s these senses which form an interpretation of the environment around you.

Considering this, Alma Rd has been conceptually re-designed to become a safer, more engaging environment, with specialised sensory gardens, tree lined exploration zones, community spaces and cul-de-sacs. Each of these areas to host fruit trees, veggie patches and herb gardens, creating a street which not only looks pretty, but one which can feed the mind, body and soul.

Our neighbourhood streets should be more than traffic channels. It’s a call for streets that engage our senses and in doing create places that include people of all abilities and wellness, and cultivate activity and play.