Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne Visitors Centre

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This project for the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne showcases more than 100,000 plants including 1,000 trees, 160 native bird species, 20 native mammal species, 18 native reptile species, 11 native amphibian species over 11 hectares.

The new Visitor Centre needed to epitomise the Australian landscape between the red centre with its beautiful red coloured soil and grey spinifex sand dunes and the East Coast where water is more abundant.

In that light, it was imperative that the design celebrated the beauty and diversity of the Australian flora, landscapes, art and architecture.

The project comprised a café, function centre and garden shop and was constructed at the entrance of the Botanical Gardens for all visitors to pass through and enjoy.