Black and White Cabs Headquarters
Landscape Architectural Services
Cactus and Hill was engaged to provide landscape architecture services for the Black and White Cabs headquarters, located in North Brisbane, in 2014.
Our team responded to the client’s brief of creating a soft landscape character, through a landscape planting palette inspired by the southeast Queensland rainforest. Showcasing a variety of textures, forms and fragrance whilst remaining low maintenance and suiting solar conditions, the space became a platform for native and exotic species to sing. A statement green street frontage was created, through a lush vertical planter trellis, which complimented and softened the architectural built form. The design created a striking composition for those first experiencing the new headquarters. Considering the implication of brand perception for Black and White Cabs, the arrival experience aims to create a warm welcome and to evoke a positive exchange.
Supporting the architectural intent, the landscape design assisted in defining and emphasizing the primary entry and exit points of the building. This was achieved using levels, hardscape materials and softscape elements to provide a functional, cohesive landscape for drivers and visitors.
The landscape architecture also improves micro-climatic comfort using planting and a selection of trees which absorb heat, filter the air and create shade and relief from Queensland’s warm summer days. An additional objective was to promote a pleasant experience for both users of the building and the street patrons.
Cactus and Hill enjoyed providing Black and White Cabs headquarters with a highly functional and distinguishable design which has created an inviting space for all those that interact with their brand.
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