Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Powder coated galvanised steel
Outdoor Design was commissioned to provide a series of curved planters for the prestigious 1 Merchant Square development, as part of the regeneration of Paddington Basin, London.
The brief was for a series of complex, curved planters surrounding a stone amphitheatre with a cast iron wall. Initially the planters appeared quite simple with a constant radius. However, every section was different, with the heights varying from 0.1 to 1.1m.
The design was made more complicated as the back of the planter was 0.3m higher than the front. In addition, the finished floor surface was on a slope resulting in each section sloping in multiple directions.
The overall plan was divided into 14 manageable sections each measuring 2.4m long. This fabrication was possible due to Outdoor Design's ability to generate 3D models of every section ensuring all levels were maintained.
A method of connecting the planters below the planting surface ensured the lip detail was continuous around the total radius.
The material used was galvanised steel. Because of the degree of polishing it was decided that a zinc primer base layer was applied prior to final powder coating in Tiger Drylac 029/65650 Bronze effect finish.
This project was delivered on budget within just 3 weeks and resulted in an eye-catching scheme.