Tag: commercial projects

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!

chevron renaissance custom planters

If you’re visiting Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast over the holidays, check out the custom Quatro street furniture/planters in the newly refurbished Chevron Renaissance.   The transformed retail area is now a laneway-style precinct with street art, cafes, bars and speciality stores.  

The design by John Pearce of Arkitektika features two sets of four three-metre-long custom planters on each side of a central café area.  Several of the planters include timber seats in recycled ironbark.  The planters also feature LED strip lighting around the base to illuminate them at night. 

Each ‘wing’ in the design also includes a customised Quatro 1800 Designer bowl fitted with timber seating and a 1200 Designer Bowl planter.  Again the timber is recycled ironbark. 

We think the timber combined with the GRC planters looks very cool!

schiavello x quatro

For our most recent collaboration we teamed up with Schiavello, a top 100 Australian private company specialising in construction, product design and property development. The work ethos of Schiavello built on quality, service excellence and innovation was an easy fit for Quatro, and we were happy to be involved in the design and development of a range of planters for their upcoming project at Queensland Governments, 1 William St, Brisbane, a major work from architects Woods Bagot. Our involvement oversaw the design development and manufacturing of a GRC planter base that would hold a powder coated steel or timber veneer MDF sleeve in which to house and elevate a small planter, 3 different sizes have been produced so far in the range, with a potential 4th to come. This collaboration has been in the works since early 2015 and we look forward to seeing them in their new home in Brisbane soon.