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Green Square, Sydney – Planter Box

GREEN FACADE  – 120 PLANTER BOX UNITS

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The Green Square project utilizes Fytogreens planter box system to create a green facade.

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LOCATION – Green Square, Site 16 60 Margaret Street, Sydney

CLIENT – Mirvac Design

PROJECT BUILDER – Mirvac Constructions

DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – November 2016

The Green Square project was a collaborative design between Fytogreen and Mirvac Designs to deliver and reproduce the Stockland Concept.

The scope required design, irrigation and installation from the basement to level 5, which was the base of 12 separate columns. 120 planters units (700mm long x 300 wide x 500 high each planter box) were pre grown with Trachelospermum Jasminoides off site at Fytogreen Somerville, then transported to site.

The installation of the pre grown planters was via winch and scaffold into the facade planter locations. The planters, irrigation and drainage were all in the compliance colour of black.

Swanston Square – Sky Garden

SKY GARDEN PLANTER BOXES  – 24M2

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PROJECT BUILDER – Probuild Constructions

LOCATION – Swanston Square Apartment Tower, Sky Deck, Level 31 – Melbourne CBD

ARCHITECT – ARM Architecture

DESIGN / INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – December 2014

Fytogreen was commissioned to install 22 Roto mould planter boxes to create a sky garden on level 31, of the 85 metre high Grocon apartment building, at the former Carlton United Brewery site on Swanston Street.

The planter boxes were designed to ensure drainage was direct to the storm-water outlets by passing the water proof membrane, thus penetrating the membrane mesh.  A total of 12 species were used to provide a mixture of colour and form. This is currently Fytogreen’s first installation at a height of level 31 and apart from the challenges involved in access it is a resounding success.

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Collins Square – Tower Two

PLANTER BOXES – LEVEL 24

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LOCATION – Tower Two – Collins Square 4D, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne.

DEVELOPER – Walker Corporation

ARCHITECT – Hassells

PROJECT BUILDER – Brookfield Multiplex

DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – October 2016

Greenery works continue on the monumental project; Collins Square, Australia’s largest CBD Commercial Project, home to the largest indoor green wall in Australia (installed on Tower Four).

Level 24 is an east facing breakout area that contains two large planter boxes. Fytogreen completed the installation just prior to handover, the tropical garden has established well.

Dandenong Markets

PLANTER BOXES  – 6M2

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CLIENT – Dandenong Markets

ARCHITECT – Urban Edge Landscape Architects

DESIGN & PLANTS SUPPLIED – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – September 2014

Urban Edge Landscape Architects have worked with Fytogreen to supply a series of mobile planter boxes for the Dandenong Markets covered section.

This is a continuation of a previous series of planter boxes utilizing Fytogreen’s unique Hydrocell Media.

Blue Cross Aged Care – Planter Boxes

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PROJECT BUILDER – Hacer

CLIENT – Blue Cross Aged Care

LOCATION – Livingstone Road, Vermont South

LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR – Living Landscapes

DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – March 2015

Fytogreen was engaged to create a green decorative element designed to soften the industrial look of the atrium entrance in the Aged Care facility at Vermont South.

Fytogreen used a series of molded planter boxes, planted with Epipremnum Aureum, to climb both the 4 level glass elevator towers in the entrance of the building.  The boxes are mounted on a supporting frame and all individually plumbed with their own water source and drainage.

Epipremnum Aureum are a lower light tolerant species, which were specially selected so they can be sustained by the natural Light levels from the front entrance windows.

A.J. Cunningham Refurbishment

ROOF GARDEN & PLANTER BOXES  – COMBINED AREA 61M2

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PROJECT BUILDER – Hansen Yuncken

CLIENT – University of Melbourne

LOCATION – Swanston St, Melbourne

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT – Glas Urban Landscape Architects

DESIGN & INSTALL  – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION  – September 2014

Fytogreen designed and installed a series of 25 pre assembled and grown planter boxes (each 1.2m wide x 1.2m long x 300mm deep) to enhance the refurbishment at Melbourne University.

Each planter box was pre-grown at Fytogreen in Somerville, then transported and craned into location, and connected to a drainage and water source.

Green Roof at South East Water

INTENSIVE GREEN ROOF  &  PLANTER BOXES  –  800M2

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LOCATION  – 101 Wells Street, Frankston, VIC

CLIENT  – South East Water

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT  – Aspect Studios

PROJECT BUILDER  – ProBuild

DESIGN & INSTALL  – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION  – September 2015

Completing works on the new South East Water headquarter building, Fytogreen installed the green roof on Level W1, the full shade eastern garden on the ground floor, and the tiered entrance garden which follows the building’s escalator up 4 levels which contains trees up to 5m high at planting time.

Due to all areas being in a complete rain shadow, Fytogreen refined a suitable species list for the roof gardens. This rain shadow aspect meant that the irrigation design had to be very robust and supported by a flow rate monitored alarm system.

With the gardens all under the roof line, standard cranes could not be used for moving material easily to the respective areas. This required material to be placed where possible by Franna crane horizontally and the bulk of the material was blown in by We-Blow.

AWARDS
2017  –  AIA Victorian Chapter – Allan and Beth Coldicutt Award for Sustainable Architecture
2016  –  Corian Design Awards Project Winner

Kookai – Planter Boxes

GREEN FACADE / PLANTER BOXES   –  17 PLANTER BOXES   kookai-main-b

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LOCATION  – Pacific Fair Shopping Centre Broadbeach Waters, Queensland

CLIENT  – Kookai Magi Enterprises Pty Ltd

ARCHITECT  – Hamilton Heys Henderson Architects

PROJECT BUILDER  – Abri projects

DESIGN & INSTALL  – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION  – July 2016

An outstanding entrance has been created for the retail clothing store, Kookai, at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast.

Fytogreen supplied and installed 13 green facade planter boxes on outside elevated positions. Using a single species, Tracheospernum Jasminoidies, the planters were pre-grown for 5 months at Fytogreen and trained to a height of approx 1.5 mtrs. Onsite, the facades were lifted into position, plumbed, then trailed once the louvre and wire rigging was installed.

Fytogreen also installed 2 external lower planters and 3 internal planters, which were planted on site, then trailed onto the wire rigging and decorative white rock was used as a mulch. All planters are on automatic irrigation with the internal planters being on a separate zoning.

Private Residence, South Yarra

INTENSIVE ROOF GARDEN & PLANTER BOXES –  70M2

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LOCATION – Cromwell Street, South Yarra

CLIENT – Shannon Bennett

DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – November 2016

Fytogreen was commissioned to convert Shannon’s new garage roof in to a green roof with planter boxes and raised vegetable gardens. This fabulous conversion totally transforms the front of the Victorian house located in South Yarra.

Planter boxes were planted with Ficus hedging and Bay trees to create a screen for privacy, while the green roof has a raised, circular vegetable and herb garden. At installation, Fytogreen used 340 plants made up of 18 different species.

The greenroof is overlooked from level 1 of the home, this practical use of the garage roof creates a decorative garden for the clients to enjoy.

St Collins Lane – Planter Boxes

PLANTER BOXES   –  23 BOXES

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LOCATION –  St Collins Lane, 260 Collins St, Melbourne CBD

ARCHITECT – ARM Pty Ltd

PROJECT BUILDER  – Built Vic Pty Ltd

DESIGN & INSTALL  – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – April 2016

Installed in April 2016, a series of planter boxes designed as a screening for a restaurant on Collins Lane in Melbourne’s CBD.

23 stainless steel planter boxes, and 90 plants were used with a combination of Hedera Helix; an evergreen climbing vine with glossy leaves, and Aspidistra Elatior; an easy care plant providing the boxes with a pop of colour.