This project brought living colour and natural cooling via installation of 3 Pop-up Parks along Crown Street Mall.
They were designed to engage with the community and visiting shoppers.
The installation continues to be updated with music, storage space and lighting added
Floriade requested help to activate their festival as they required new ideas to engage with their patrons.
Three major pieces of work were undertaken from design, construction and install.
These included a major entrance tunnel with a themed sound and lightscape, a piazza (including fountain, seating and gardens) and a sculpture. These zones became key elements of Floriade 2018
The City Renewal Authority partnered with us to conduct a trial of the new Pop-up Parks natural grow system.
The aim was to bring living lawn and flowers to the city CBD that would provide an area for people to relax and children to play.
From our work designing the Drop-in Cricket Pitch and Portagrass Court the 2015 Floriade approached us to find a solution to increase their tulip beds coverage. We designed and developed specialised outdoor Plantaboxes.
In 2016 large scale production of boxes allowing 800m2 of mature tulips and annuals to be showcased. We then designed lifting and tilting frames.
We continue to install and maintain boxes for Floriade; the largest flower show in the southern hemisphere.
A Portagrass Court is owned and maintained by Tennis Australia. The court is used when hosting international tournaments where arenas may not have grass courts.
The court was first installed in 2015 in Queensland, since then for tournaments in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
We manage the move, install and removal of the court for each event.
Construction and rental of purpose designed and built themed garden - Garden of Enchantment, Canberra CBD.
Including gardens of tulips and annuals, pond, bridge, meadow grass area, curved gravel path, tunnel, kids magic garden, kids rolling mound, insect hotel, lawn areas, bench seating, sculptures and light features.
The garden was popular with the public and was heavily used. Organised events on the garden included book readings, music workshops, face painting, dance performances, buskers and Friday weekly discos.