Madagascar and Shrek at Dreamworld | Gold Coast Australia | Citicene

Citicene have been working on a new precinct at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. This exciting project is an alliance between Dreamworld and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and is inspired by the iconic DreamWorks Animation franchises – Madagascar and Shrek.

The new 8,400sqm precinct refurbishes a portion of the heart of Dreamworld theme park at Coomera on the Gold Coast. It includes newly themed rides and attractions, merchandise structures and festive musical shows. Citicene were engaged to deliver landscape concept drawings, working drawings for construction and landscape site supervision.

Landscape objectives included;

  • integrate a plant palette that has strong visual characteristics;
  • ensure commercial availability of plant selections;
  • ensure species are low maintenance;
  • ensure species are resistant to the fungus Myrtle rust (Puccinia psidii s.l.);
  • integrate the landscape with the proposed themes (Madagascar and Shrek);
  • relocate and reuse mature specimens that are appropriate to the themes.

The previous precinct had a number of mature plant specimens suitable for reuse and these were relocated off site and then replanted when the landscape was under construction. Utilising this mature vegetation created ‘instant impact’ on opening day.

Madagascar and Shrek at Dreamworld | Gold Coast Australia | Citicene
Landscape Architect | Citicene
Theme Designer | Creative Advisors
Photographer | Wade Roberts

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