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.
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.
Adding additional greenery has become a priority for urban planners but finding a balance between optimum residency and greenery is not without its challenges.
Landscaping of rooftops, balcony gardens, foyers and even the sides of buildings has therefore increased in popularity to facilitate the introduction of green spaces in all new developments.
Rooftop gardens in particular provide an outdoor living space for residents and allow for recreational activities and entertaining. Some developments even offer resort-style rooftop amenities for residents to promote physical activity and psychological well-being.
These rooftop gardens often include planters and plants, dining and lounging furniture, swimming pools and pergolas to provide a reprieve from the urban surrounds.
Rooftop bars and dining has also increased in popularity. The views and exposure to sunlight and other elements provide an escape from grey city living and the addition of plants soften the harsh concrete surrounds.
Rooftop Garden Landscaping & Benefits:
Pots, planters, water features and plants can be stylised and themed to compliment the architectural style of the building to ensure that each rooftop garden has its own unique style and personality to suit the lifestyle being promoted by the developer.
Adding plants to rooftops not only adds to the aesthetic value of the property but improves the air quality and facilitates noise reduction. Plants also reduce the heat absorption of a building which in turn reduces energy consumption.
The views and vistas from the rooftop of buildings also give a sense of space and is a wonderful way to make use of the borrowed landscape.
Quatro Design in Rooftop Gardens:
Quatro Design has provided bowls, pots and planters for iconic rooftop garden landscape installations over the years and we’re very proud of the results.
The use of our over-sized bowls, pots and planters lends a sense space and will make the rooftop and balcony feel bigger as groupings of small pots creates clutter and could make the space feel small and untidy. Large pots also have the added benefit of providing additional space for root growth which in turn results in healthier plants.
Quatro Design – where landscape meets architecture
When it comes to planter pots, we probably make the biggest in the world. Up until recently our largest pot was the 2.2 metre diameter U Bowl at 1 metre high.
But here at Quatro Design, we like to push the boundaries in manufacturing GRC planters. We’ve now released our new supersize bowl collection– ranging from 1.6 metres diameter up to a whopping 3 metres in diameter!
So what to call this new bowl collection? Renee in Accounts suggested calling them ‘Sumo’ bowls while Chris who is one of the Quatro Design owners came up with ‘Mega’ bowls. Then our estimator, Justin, topped the list with ‘super bowls’. So Justin wins — we’re calling it the ‘Super Bowl‘ collection.