Wells Estate, Port Elizabeth
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Steyn Le Roux Trutor Architects
Create attractive road side plantings for the 500m long drive/walk from the main entrance to the buildings, using plants and trees that occur naturally in the Eastern Cape.
Due to the huge scale of the site, a berm was created to host trees and shrubs next to the roads and entrance to the distribution centre.
Intensely strong winds; lack of soil and most of all the existing topsoil was only 100mm thick and the rest was a deep limestone geological bank.
The landscape contractor sourced compost and some plants in Port Elizabeth and others were imported from Cape Town.