After 6 weeks of construction and many months of planning the Greenhouse St Georges Terrace opened its doors to the public in December 2009
Those travelling along ‘the terrace’ might have noticed the wall of terracotta pots and greenery, and a throng of grimy characters in fluorescent workwear coming and going like bees to a hive. Many of the more curious pedestrians have tentatively poked heads through doors or pressed an eye to a window to see what lives inside.
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An incredible team of people have contributed blood, sweat and tears to get the Greenhouse to this stage, and we would like to thank everyone that has invested their time and energy helping to create this place.
The new can be scary, the new can be troublesome, but more than anything the new is exciting. We are excited to open our doors to Perth and invite you in to experience something new and out of the ordinary.
When Joost Bakker stumbled upon hundreds of discarded plastic shipping pallets in a recycling yard, he came up with a unique way of using them in the pouring of the Greenhouse’s concrete floor.
The pallets were individually bolted to timber beams holding them level and in place, and then had the concrete poured in and around them.
Once the concrete sets, it will be ground back to the surface of the pallets to reveal their pattern in the floor.
The whole process took nearly three days to complete. Have a look at the time-lapse below to see how it happened.
Construction has begun on the Greenhouse St. Georges Terrace.
After some initial delays, the Greenhouse build is under way and rolling along with speed. With an opening date now set for mid November, the team are working overtime to get through a huge amount of work.
Check out this time-lapse for a few snippets of the action down at the site.
Loads of updates, pictures and more videos coming very soon.
The Greenhouse by Joost was a temporary installation in Melbourne’s Federation Square, and father to the Greenhouse St Georges Terrace.
Visit www.byjoost.com for more info
It was built in 14 days. This time-lapse shows its construction.