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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

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

New Zealand Shopping Centres

Quatro Design in New Zealand Shopping Centres

Quatro Design’s landscape pots, planters and street furniture ranges are made in Australia to strict quality standards. We are proud to supply our products to some of the most influential players in the local landscape and building industry.

In recent years we’ve expanded our reach and have successfully supplied GRC seat planters for shopping centre upgrades and developments in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sylvia Park, Auckland

With more than 200 retailers on offer, Sylvia Park is known as New Zealand’s premier destination for food, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment. Since its development in 2006 Sylvia Park has grown into New Zealand’s largest shopping centre.

We supplied our DELTA range seat planters for use inside the mall. The GRC DELTA I in white compliments the interior styling theme of the shopping centre and provides rest and respite to all shoppers. The DELTA incorporates indoor plants to provide greenery to soften the retail surrounds.

Quatro Design Delta Seat in Sylvia Park

Westfield Riccarton, Christchurch

We are incredibly proud of the exclusive seat planter range we’ve designed in collaboration with the Westfield Group, and have manufactured another beautiful seat planter for Westfield Riccarton in Christchurch.

Quatro Design manufactured the white GRC base whilst the timber top was manufactured locally in Christchurch to compliment and match the rest of the timber used on site.
The seat planter and plant selection add the finishing touch to the interior design theme for all the public seating areas.

Quatro Design Seat Planter for Westfield Riccarton

We look forward to building our relationship with local shopping centre developers and landscapers in New Zealand and love seeing our products being used more across the pond. In addition to our standard GRC pot, planter and street furniture ranges we can assist with custom designs and manufacturing to suit each individual project too.

Quatro Design – where landscape meets architecture

Stockland Green Hills LED trees

The amazing LED trees in the newly-opened dining precinct at Stockland’s Green Hills shopping centre incorporate 1800mm diameter Designer Bowls made by Quatro Design.  

The LED trees with the planted-out Quatro bowls mounted on top look pretty good by day, but at night they really come alive providing a spectacular light show.  Click here to see a video of the area on the opening night.

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.

quatro planters stand out at the star

Many who have visited The Star Casino at Darling Harbour in Sydney will have seen the large Quatro Designer Bowls at the front entrance to the building.  More recently Quatro planters were installed on the rooftop deck areas as part of the Casino’s upgrade.

The installation of over 50 planters required five semi truck-loads to deliver to site.  It included four of our 2.3 metre Designer Bowls plus many 1.5 metre diameter planters from our U-Bowl range.  All were painted in bright red colours.

 The Quatro Design planters were specified by Occulus Landscape Architects, and were installed by Regal Innovations.

jupiters casino

Late last year Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast began work on their proposed $345 million makeover. Quatro Design has supplied multiple cube & trough planter boxes for Stage 1 using different sizes and shapes to create a tetris of inter-locking planters for balcony gardens.

For a little more info on the extent of the renovation check out this article from the Gold Coast Bulliten.

project: westfield garden city

Back in July I blogged about the large terracotta-look flowerpots that we had made for Westfield Garden City in Brisbane.  On Tuesday Sam took a ‘field trip’ to Garden City and took some photos of the pots.  We thought you might like to see them now they’ve been installed.  

Sam also photographed the large ‘egg’ seat planters we made for the project.  These seat planters are an exclusive Westfield product designed by their own design team in Sydney.  We initially made these seat planters in white GRC for the Westfield Carindale refit in 2012.  For this project we again made the seat planters in GRC but with a dark oxide added.  The tops are in Australian hardwood with a dark timber stain. 

boulder rolls into the hamilton

The Hamilton is a new residential & commercial project in Brisbane, designed by Woods Bagot for developer Shayher Group. The public outdoor spaces of this project feature our new street furniture range, Boulder. Boulder was borne collaboratively with design development from Surya Graf of Street & Garden and the mould making and manufacturing expertise from the team at Quatro Design.

Boulder at The Hamilton features seating and bollards coloured with orange and cream oxides and fitted with skate deterrent buttons.

madame brussels lane

Located at 50 Lonsdale St in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD lies Madam Brussels Lane. A revitalized retail precinct named after the notorious Melburnian, Madame Brussels, brothel owner and resident of Lonsdale Street.

It was a delight to work with Place Partners in helping to create a vibrant urban space using planters and street furniture from our GEM range. The brightly coloured GEM pieces stand alongside some of our trough and cube planters with custom timber details. Huge 1200 x 1200 cube planters had timber bench seats attached, while smaller scale trough planters had timber ‘slips’ made for an outer covering, adding warmth to a predominantly concrete environment.

We look forward to revisiting this space when the plantings become a little more established. Beautiful, fun, vibrant work!