South Africa

The new landscape to the Menlyn Mall Complex offers the shopper the unique experience of relaxation spaces on a central park podium with al fresco restaurants spilling out onto a piazza area. Large trees create shade to the fringes of the park with random clumps of extra-large multi-stemmed Pride of India trees. The purple and pink hues of these trees and the cascading mauve Bougainvillea upper-roof planters provide a strong connection to The Jacaranda City. An interactive maze water feature, climbing structures and mirror spheres add a fun element to the space. All ground level landscaping consists of water wise indigenous planting to Green Star Rating. Low gabion walls of stone are used to demarcate zones and follow contemporary straight lines. Lighting is used to set the scene creating different day and night-time experiences.