Tag: public seating

Pebbles in new Fleurieu Aquatic Centre

Its not quite pebbles in the pool, but the new Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre in the South Australian town of Victor Harbour has plenty of our Pebble seats scattered throughout the landscaping.

We made the Pebbles in glassfibre reinforced concrete (GRC) using pure white cement and white sand so they’re naturally white.  We think they look really cool, and they will also be cooler to sit on during hot sunny days.  White reflects heat better and absorbs less heat than other colours.

maryborough street revitalization

Maryborough, nestled on the Mary River in Queensland, boasts a relaxed atmosphere and beautifully preserved colonial streets.  The town is steeped in history with the original wharf district now home to vintage restaurants, pubs, museums and art galleries.

Under the Fraser Coast Council, Maryborough recently underwent a revitalisation program which saw the downtown area undergo major works to restore some of the city’s historic buildings and shopfronts.

Quatro Design manufactured custom GRC planters and street furniture elements for the project. The seats from the Flinders range incorporated  decorative panels and bronze sculptures playing tribute to Maryborough’s rich history which includes the birthplace of Pamela Lyndon Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins.

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. 

custom tree rings for tract

Following our 4 part mould making blog series we finally have the finished, fully installed tree ring. These tree rings were specified & designed by Tract for the Monaco Apartments project in Rhodes, Sydney, and made in 3 sections to form a 4m diameter ring. The overall project included 3 of these tree rings alongside multiple bowls, planters & troughs from the Quatro range.

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.

pod multiplies

Due to the success of our POD street furniture range, now seen in projects such at Elements at Byron Bay, Cammeraygal High School, The Hearing Hub at Macquarie University and more, we have begun work on increasing this range to include new shapes & designs.

Originally the POD range started with a single round seat and a larger oval seat module, later increasing to include a large round seat as used in the Cammeraygal High School project. We’re about to add a single square seat block to the range, and we are currently working on three new organic shapes.

These additions will extend the range to 7 products.  All POD seat platforms are 450mm tall and vary from 500mm in diameter up to 1500mm in length.  They are available in standard GRC colours or painted finishes.

The natural, simple lines of these shapes can be mixed & matched to suit each individual project.

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.

a lot more soul

Here at Quatro we have been working hard in developing and building on the success of our SOUL range of planters with complimentary matching street furniture modules. SOUL plays tribute to the traditional terracotta flowerpot, simple in design, timeless and elegant, making ths range ideal for use in wide open spaces such as urban streetscapes, plazas and malls.

new flinders range

A new addition to the Quatro product range is the Flinders street furniture collection manufactured in GRC (glass fibre reinforced concrete). Designed by acclaimed Australian designer Alex Lotersztain in collaboration with Street & Garden Furniture, the Flinders Collection was originally produced in precast concrete for the Flinders St revitalisation in Townsville.

Modular in nature, the collection offers an array of seat combinations that can be linked to create flow within the outdoor space. Benches come in varying lengths, some with 90 or 120 degree angled returns.  Options include recessed timber seat sections, timber seats spanning between benches, and one bench with lightbox seating.

These modular benches complement many contemporary urban design projects.  For more information, contact us by phone or email.

helensvale library

The recently-completed Helensvale library and community centre on the Gold Coast features a large tree planter plus bollards made by Quatro Design in GRC.  The large custom  seat planter is 3.5 metres x 2.5 metres, and was made without a floor in it.  This enables the tree roots to grown downwards into the subsoil below.  Quatro Design also supplied the timber seat elements.

We made two seat planters for the project although only one made it into the completed project.  The Gold Coast City Council is likely to incorporate the second planter into another local project.

The bollards (400 x 400 x 450) incorporate lighting, and were also custom-made for the project.

Landscape design was by Complete Urban’s Gold Coast branch.