Lead Studio Adelaide


265 Halifax Street
Adelaide SA 5000


Unit 28 / 204 Jersey Road

Woollahra NSW 2025


Ph 1300 700 413

Resthaven Paradise

Aged Care Facility


Paradise, SA


Client: Resthaven Incorporated


2014 Environments for Ageing Finalist and 2012 International Dementia Excellence Award


The Resthaven Paradise project evolved from the pro-active role designwell took in educating the architects and the client on the health and well-being benefits of healing and therapeutic landscapes on the quality of life of seniors in residential care settings. In conjunction with a major building development completed in 2011, designwell were commissioned to design a variety of landscape solutions that would re-invigorate the resident’s connection to nature, improve their sense of wellbeing and enhance their quality of life. By using a layered approach, each garden setting created environments moving beyond functional and visual spaces into interactive and inclusive environments.

The gardens were specifically designed to improve the health and well-being of the residents through enhanced sensory stimulation, meaningful daily activities, reminiscence and to be used as tools for a range of therapies including horticultural therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and diversional therapy.

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