The Westfield designers were adamant they didn’t want to use rotomolded plastic flowerpots in the redevelopment of Westfield Garden City. They wanted the oversized flowerpots to have the authentic look and feel of terracotta.
We already had a flowerpot planter in our product range at just the right size diameter – 1240mm. But they wanted to reduce the height slightly, from 1200mm down to 1040mm. No problemo! We could build a false floor in the mould to reduce the product height by 160mm.
What about the terracotta look and feel? We would make the pots in GRC (glassfibre reinforced concrete) using a terracotta-coloured oxide for the base colour, and then apply several coats of Megatreat Terracotta paint. Megatreat is made using ground-up terracotta, and so the applied paint has the look and feel of real terracotta.
We’re now in the final stages of painting the flowerpots, and they really do have the look and feel of terracotta. They’ll be installed in August. If you’re visiting Westfield Garden City (Mount Gravatt, Brisbane) after then, check them out for yourself.