Month: February 2016

green wall planters grace new industrial residential block

George & Allen, designed by Turner Studio, is a series of four new apartment buildings in Sydney.  Its located on the corner of George and Allen streets in Waterloo. Its design style references the legacy of the site and traditional brick warehouses of the area. Lush courtyards comprise the three intervening spaces, while facades have vertical gardens providing a natural screen to the corridors.

Working with Junglefy who specialise in green wall design, plantings & maintenance, Quatro Design supplied custom GRC tall narrow green wall planters for this project. These planters house a number of climbers, running along a maze of intertwined wires.  They would eventually create a living green wall along the internal stairwells and corridors.

the streets of barangaroo

Barangaroo is Sydney’s newest neighbourhood, and many of the streets within are quite literally the city’s newest roads. The first building was completed in July 2015, when the first section of Barangaroo was opened.

As tenants started moving in so to did the streets start to open to pop-up food vendors and a trickling of restaurants and bars. To aid in the greening of what is still a construction area, Quatro Design was commissioned to supply a number of its Civic planters in painted finishes, the largest being the 2000 Civic square planter. These colourful break-out areas enable people to sit and enjoy the views and sample the neighbourhood street food.

Further sections of the South precinct will progressively open until its fully completed in 2021.

pacific bondi beach

Pacific Bondi Beach is located on Campbell Parade, immediately behind the world-famous Bondi Surf Club and beach. The project sees the redevelopment of the old Swiss Grand Hotel site.  It combines luxury residential apartments with a boutique hotel (QT Hotel), and a retail and food precinct.

Quatro Design supplied the planters for a large open courtyard area within the development. These included small and large planters from our U Bowl and Designer Bowl ranges ranging from 650mm up to 2.2 metres in diameter.  We also supplied the planters with custom saucers.

pods land at cammeraygal high school

Cammeraygal is a new high school on Sydney’s North Shore at Crows Nest.  It was the original site for North Sydney Girls High School when it opened in 1914, and then in more recent years it was one of the seven colleges comprising the Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW. The site is now a regular high school again.  Recent refurbishments by Project Co-Ordination saw Quatro Design provide a number of GRC (glass fibre reinforced concrete) elements for the project, including custom tables & bench seats, multiple units from our POD range in various colours, and standard trough & square planters.