Month: November 2019

Gold Coast Airport

Quatro Design U Bowls

Gold Coast Airport is one of Australia’s fastest growing airports, welcoming over 6.5 million passengers every year. Its unique location services both South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

In 1936 the current site was selected for use as an emergency landing ground for flights between Sydney and Brisbane, with the first regular passenger transport service commencing in 1939. The airport has grown in leaps and bounds from its humble beginnings and recognises its key role in Gold Coast tourism and other business activities.

As part of its ongoing growth, the airport also offers a range of parking and transport options, including the Skybus Gold Coast Airport Shuttle, connecting the airport to Gold Coast’s most popular tourist locations.

A cluster of Quatro Design’s U Bowl planters were used to add greenery and soften the waiting area next to the Sky Bus and Airport Shuttle collection and drop-off points, conveniently located next to the terminal.

Quatro Design U Bowls at Gold Coast Airport

Quatro Design supplied 1500 Tall, 1200 Medium, and 900 Low U Bowl Planters in white. The U Bowls were planted with hardy tropical plants that add interest, texture, and height to the hard surfaces of the parking area. Shade net provides a reprieve from hot Gold Coast days whilst passengers wait to be collected.

Quatro Design U Bowls at Gold Coast Airport

The over-sized 1500 tall u bowls make quite the statement and it is easy to see why our U Bowl range of planters is so popular.

Quatro Design – Where landscape meets architecture

Robina Rise Aged Care

Quatro Design Troughs at Robina Rise Aged Care

Japara is one of Australia’s largest Aged Care providers, with their personal approach to each resident making them one of the most admired. Their latest offer, Robina Rise, spans over six levels and caters to the needs of 106 residents, boasting an on-site café, beauty salon, bar, theatre and a large rooftop garden.

Dale, who is responsible for all maintenance services at Robina Rise recently gave me a tour accompanied by his service dog Buster. Buster is well-loved by all the residents as he stops for chats and pats wherever he goes.

Quatro Design Pots at Robina Rise Aged Care

Our 400 series troughs in white have been used on dining room balconies over three different levels and provide greenery to the rooftop garden. The dining room balconies are furnished providing an outdoor area for rest and relaxation during the day.

Quatro Design Rooftop and Balcony Gardens at Robina Rise Aged Care

Quatro Design supplied 2000x400x400 and 1600x400x400 planter boxes for this installation in addition to a 700 Designer Bowl that is yet to be converted into a water feature in one of the courtyard gardens.

Quatro Design Rooftop and Balcony Gardens at Robina Rise Aged Care

It is lovely to see the quality of care that has gone into the construction and management of this aged care facility, and hope that the maturing green spaces in combination with Buster will continue to bring joy to all residents.

Building 64 North, Melbourne Airport

Quatro Design Super Bowl

Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport is Melbourne’s primary airport and also one of the world’s fastest growing airports.

This rapid growth has had a major effect on the existing infrastructure and land use at the airport and its surrounds.

Kosloff Architecture assisted with the adaptive reuse of an existing hangar shed into a co-working entity. They firmly believe in reuse rather than discarding and the newly refurbished Building 64 North now provides over 3000 square meters of working, meeting and socialising space.

Atelier projects assisted with this exciting project and specified our 3 meter super bowl to create interest and add greenery to the front foyer. The 3 meter super bowl is part of our range of over-sized planters. Their sizes range from 1.6 meters in diameter to a massive 4 meters.

Quatro Design Super Bowl at Melbourne Airport

The greenery in the super bowl lends a fresh appeal to the newly built interior, giving the palm tree roots plenty of room for new and healthy growth.


Moonee Ponds

Moonee Ponds Blog Cover

Moonee Ponds under local Government City of Moonee Valley, is a lovely inner city suburb in Melbourne. It is perhaps best known for football, Queen’s Park, as the birth-place of Steve Irwin and the home of the fictitious character Dame Edna Everage. Everage Street was named in her honour.

City of Moonee Valley ordered a collection of our charcoal U Bowls earlier this year to beautify Puckle Street. There is a variety of retail outlets and eateries in this main thoroughfare, and the introduction of landscape pots and greenery has had a positive impact on the local community’s shopping experience.

Quatro Design Moonee Ponds Blog

Quatro Design supplied 27 900 Medium U Bowl Planters, 3 1200 Low U Bowl Planters and 1 1500 Low U Bowl Planter for this installation. The U Bowl pots were used in conjunction with aluminium and timber street furniture benches to create areas of rest and reprieve for shoppers.

Quatro Design Moonee Ponds Blog

A collection of small flowering shrubs and groundcovers in grey, mauve, lilac and white tones compliment the u-shape and charcoal colour of the pots. Polygala sp, brachyscombe sp, evolvulus sp and dichondra sp were clustered in the bowls, and their varying heights and creeping habits soften the surrounding street-scape.

Quatro Design Moonee Ponds Blog

We look forward to visiting Moonee Ponds again to see how the pots and plants are faring.

Quatro Design – where landscape meets architecture

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Architecture Media is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects, Design Institute of Australia and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. has become a trusted resource for Australian architects, designers and built environment professionals when sourcing and specifying products for their projects.

Quatro Design’s reputation as one of the leading manufacturers of GRC (Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete) pots, planters and street furniture, the quality and size of our products and the fact that all of our products are designed and manufactured right here in Australia, has made our collection a firm favourite in the Australian architectural and property development industry.

Specifiers visiting will get a taste of our Bowls & Pots, Planter Boxes and Street & Mall Furniture to assist them during the design and sourcing stages of their projects. We enjoy being part of the process from design through to delivery and seeing our products compliment the envisioned design theme of any public space is something that we’re particularly passionate about.

Quatro Design Bowls & Pots Collection

Quatro Design Troughs & Planter Boxes

Quatro Design Street & Mall Furniture

We also work collaboratively with architects, landscape architects, urban and industrial designers to create custom pieces suited to each project’s unique requirements. Our experienced designers and mould-makers enjoy the challenge of designing and manufacturing custom pots, planters and street furniture to suit the design vision and deliver on aesthetics’ whilst still ensuring that each piece is durable and functional.

Quatro Design Custom Design & Manufacture

We look forward to our promotional partnership with and sharing our collaborative success stories.


Halloween at Surfers Paradise Beer Garden

Quatro Design Cylinder Planters at Surfers Paradise Beer Garden

Following its multi-million-dollar refurbishment by owners ALH Group and the grand opening in August this year, the newly refurbished Surfers Paradise Beer Garden has stayed true to its heritage as a much-loved local watering hole.

The Surfers Paradise Beer Garden and Birdwatchers Bar formed part of the original Surfers Paradise Hotel opened by Jim Cavill in 1925, this iconic hotel and bar has been rebuilt various times over the years, following a devastating fire in 1938 and the construction of The Paradise Centre. It is one of the longest running establishments in Surfers Paradise.

Cylinder Planter Range

Rohrig ordered a collection of our Cylinder planters as part of the refurbishment of this iconic space. Three GRC (Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete) 1200 Tall Cylinder Planters in white form the heart of Palm Tree Alley. This open space with its inviting artificial lawn floor and long tables provide exclusive bar access for patrons and is the ideal space in which too enjoy Giant Jenga and Connect Four.

Eleven GRC 800 Medium Cylinder Planters in concrete grey were dotted around the rest of the space, adding greenery and interest to the various sections on offer: Birdwatchers, Seaside Deck and Urban Oasis.

Quatro Design Cylinder Planters used in the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden Refurbishment

The Cylinder planters are a wonderful compliment to the retro coastal interior and provide the perfect vessel for hardy Palm trees and Fiddle Leaf Fig’s.

Halloween Celebrations

Surfers Paradise Beer Garden hosted a Halloween party for locals and holiday-makers on the 31st of October and our Quatro Cylinder planters got dressed for the occasion. Cobwebs, crime scene tape and scary skeletons were added to the Cylinders to form part of their Halloween decorations.

Quatro Design Cylinder Planters with Halloween Decorations

The event was a huge success and we can’t wait to see what the team will add to our Cylinder planters next year.

Quatro Design – where landscape meets architecture


ALH Group


Surfers Paradise Beer Garden

Cover image courtesy of Surfers Paradise Beer Garden website