Design Strategy

Tarragindi Bowls Club and seniors living units

Sub-tropical oasis on the city’s doorstep in Tarragindi

Where Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Value $56m
Client Retire Australia
Solution Strategy and Design


  • Island-like site developed to enhance an island-living aesthetic within suburbia
  • Unique nature of project reflected in its built form, articulatio, and materials used in the façade
  • 94 independent living units with generous green spaces

Project objective 

The key objective was to take maximum advantage of the natural qualities of the site, particularly the topography, to deliver 94 independent living units with generous green spaces in a subtropical gathering place.

Client challenge 

On a challenging site, the main issue was integrating the mix of seniors living units with a beautiful sub-tropical landscape and bowling green, whilst ensuring an appropriate level of privacy and outlook for all.

Life3A solution 

The design provided an integrated landscape and architecture outcome with communal facilities that allow maximum use of the green spaces. The scale of built form is broken down into smaller elements the communal facilities providing a connection with the subtropical gardens.

Exceptional outcome 

The project has been designed in a manner in that it almost appears hidden behind the tree lined entry-boulevard and beside the Tarragindi Recreational Reserve. It is an oasis and just a few kilometres from the Brisbane CBD.

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