Corner Palmerston and Canning Streets, Carlton
Hacer Group was searching for an environmentally friendly solution to foster community within their sustainable residential complex, Living Carlton.
GRC Environments used glass reinforced concrete to do just this, promoting the fact that GRFC has a lower environmental impact than comparable building materials.
How we answered the brief
The client wanted us to construct seating in Living Carlton to provide a place to take a break outdoors while fostering a relaxing social space. We made five architecturally designed seats from GRC. These elongated, contemporary benches have become part of the landscape and are artistic installations in their own right, characterised by geometric angles and intricate details – all made possible by glass reinforced concrete.
How and why GRC was used
GRC was used due to its lightweight nature and durability. The seats disguise air vents that would otherwise be blemishes on the landscape, plus concrete would have been too heavy for this particular application. The GRC seats are supported by a steel frame . Constructed from naturally occurring materials, glass reinforced concrete is also in line with the environmental approach of Living Carlton.
The team involved
Supervisor and Mould Maker
Our principals have worked in the building industry since 1995 and are leaders in GRC/GFRC use in Australia. Meet the crew
Our project partners
Thanks to our partners, Daryl Jackson Architecture for their help in this project.