BEST LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FOR A COMMUNITY
A BEST LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FOR A COMMUNITY
walking trails, community gardens, olive and citrus groves and parks, including dog parks. The cart paths, for example, comprise 7-mile trail network leading to social gardens. These opportunities support the community’s commitment to healthy living and social engagement. With 309 acres,Miralon’s amenities and homes complete the integrated land plan. 1,150 Modernist-inspired residences and the 12,000-square-foot Miralon Club are emerging in harmony with this plan, which includes a far-sighted response to the precious resources of the Coachella Valley including its need for water. Drip irrigation and drought- sensitive plantings are effective throughout.
Advanced approaches to landscape architecture are at the core of Miralon, which has become one of the most noted “agrihoods” in the U.S. Planners evolved an existing Palm Springs 18-hole golf course into habitat-sensitive, agricultural open space. The resulting 97-acre open-space plan creates parks, trails, gardens and groves, including more than 70 acres of olive trees. The community partnered with a local artisan, Temecula Olive Oil Company, to oversee the growing, harvesting, pressing, and bottling of olive oil. In addition, residents and visitors enjoy educational cooking demonstrations and tastings from products grown onsite.
GRAND AWARD Miralon Palm Springs, CA Builder: Freehold Communities Developer: Freehold Communities Architect/Designer: RHA | Robert Hidey Architects
Planner: RHA & C2 Landscape Design: C2 | Collaborative Landscape Architecture Civil Engineer: IMEG Interior Designer: Anderson architecture + interiors Photographer: Chet Frohlich Photography
Among the ingenious transformations, cart paths, and greens of the former golf course are transformed into
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