The brief for Pavers Plus was straight forward: To showcase the variety of products available at Pavers Plus including products from the natural stone, masonry block, TONK architectural cladding and glass mosaics ranges.
It remained important, however, to allow Candeo Design creative freedom over the design and plant selection, and make space for Semken Landscaping and Block Construction to showcase their expertise and experience in delivering construction and landscaping projects.
‘Metropolis’ features large, imposing, bluestone-clad planters topped with towering trees and cascading plants. The design was set out on a grid with its straight lines representing an abstract of the Melbourne CBD as a garden city Metropolis.
Lushly planted “laneways" revealed hidden artworks from a well-known Melbourne mural artist that were converted into beautiful handmade glass mosaics by Pavers Plus. To activate the colours of the design, TONK architectural cladding weaved its way throughout the planter boxes whilst a simple, sawn bluestone paved staircase and path lead to a perfectly manicured opening of grass.
Sitting upon a structure of simple butt-joined, shot-blast masonry block, the garden was an example of how varying products and materials can be used to create a modern structure that is sleek but softened by the creative use of plants, flowers, and grass.
For more information about the products used in this award-winning design, contact Pavers Plus at www.paversplus.com.au