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PORTFOLIO ABOUT THE FRIENDLY PLANT REFERENCES Project Team Landscape Architect Kathrin Hammel-Louw Outline Landscape Architects Tel: 083 271 9631 Email: Landscape Contractor


Malanseuns Pleasure Plants Tel: 012 549 2128/9 Email:

Central Nursery Depot Tel: 087 940 9617

Jacques van der Merwe Greenacres Landscapes Tel: 082 904 7960

Green Acres Nursery & Landscaping Tel: 014 365 2817

Magenta Plant Distributors Tel: 012 807 0768

Main Contractor Arrie Venter Van der Linde & Venter Tel: 083 250 7153 Email:

encourage students to ride bicycles. Lighting and security was an important consideration and LED strips were fitted under the circular and raised planters along the promenade, providing not only a strong sense of safety but also a pleasing aesthetic effect. Dunstan and Jason Sampson, curator of the Manie van der Schijff Botanical Gardens, were consulted for input on plant species. Numerous unusual trees were donated from the university’s nursery and 190 new trees were planted in total. All planting was indigenous and mostly endemic. As a specific design element, flowering plants were selected in predominantly red/orange and blue/purple shades to reflect the university’s official colours of red and blue. Year-round interest has been created as the selected plants flower at different times of the year, while trees show prominent seasonal changes. The planting was also grouped in shaped bands that follow the flow of the promenade and the form of the mounds. An informal amphitheatre was created for resident meetings or get-togethers using excavated soil and is slightly stepped and lawned, with large trees planted to provide shade. The southern side of the piazza is also encircled by a retaining wall, which is planted with shrubs to provide privacy for adjacent residences. The client and, perhaps more importantly, the students who use the new facility have expressed their delight at the project’s outcome.

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MAJOR SUPPLIERS Paving Corobrik (burgundy paving and masonry bricks) Tel: 021 888 2300 Email: Bosun (piazza paving) Tel: 012 250 1711 Email: Infraset (Cottage Stone) Tel: 011 876 5500 Street Furniture

WilsonStone (Modus 900 litter bin and 1800 Turin bench) Tel: 011 616 7129 Email: Lighting

Lighting & Allied Manufacturers Tel: 012 998 9984 Email: Plants and trees

Tshala Plant Brokers

Tel: 082 716 5891

Bristle Cone Nursery Tel: 012 207 9904 Email:

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Tip Top Groothandel Kwekery Tel: 012 527 0566 Random Harvest Tel: 082 553 0598 Email:

Plantwise Tel: 011 953 4540 Email: Herbs

Doonholm Nursery Tel: 0861 244 837

ABOUT OUTLINE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Outline Landscape Architects was founded in 2009 and Kathrin Hammel-Louw is principal landscape architect. Outline Landscape Architects offers a professional landscape architectural service across South Africa. It prides itself on an innovative design approach, utilising the latest technologies and studying current trends to create attractive, functional and healthy outdoor spaces. The company strives to design the landscape in an integrated approach to the building and to function as a natural, independent entity with a soft imprint on any given site, while utilising resources effectively, efficiently and sustainably.

Pro Landscaper Africa November/December 2015  
Pro Landscaper Africa November/December 2015