ECOLIBRIUM are a design studio specialising in the design of environmentally sensitive buildings and sustainable property planning.
ECOLIBRIUM strive to provide building designs that are not only energy and cost efficient in terms of day to day functioning and construction but also create environments that are inviting and comfortable.
- Site analysis
- In depth client brief
- Passive solar design
- Cross ventilation
- Thermal performance
- Solar studies
- Renewable technologies
- Sustainable food production
- Sustainable resource usage
- Enhanced lifestyle
- Environment improvement
- Tree planting
By reaching these goals we hope to have designed spaces that are pleasing to the eye and encourage harmony, health, vitality and wellbeing.
Alexandra Headland is about 4km SE of Maroochydore centre and Mooloolaba. Locals refer to the coastal community with its large number of cafes and dining options plus accomodation for visitors as ‘Alex’. The area has has beautiful beaches and safe swimming areas for families.
Originally named Potts Point, Alexandra Headland was the rocky headland between the estuaries of the Maroochy and Mooloolah Rivers. It was named after John Potts. In 1901 the area was renamed Alexandra Headland for Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII.
The area was formerly part of William Pettigrew’s 330 acre property. The land was purchased in 1864 by William Pettgrew at the first land sale in the Maroochy District. For over 30 years it was used for the Pettigrew’s timber business.
In 1903 Thomas O’Connor purchased Pettigrew’s land at both Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. The land was subdivided and sold in 1915 as allotments along the water front and Buderim Road.
Seaside cottages were built on the Headland during the 1920s mostly built by the local residents from Woombye and Palmwoods.
Alexandra Hostel was developed on land behind the main surfing beach between 1923 and 1928 making it the first real resort complex on the Maroochy coast. The business ultimately was not successful and the property was sold to the Presbyterian Church.
Alexandra Headland has continued to develop as a holiday resort area and remains a popular destination with all facilities, including a patrolled surf beach on its northern edge.