Moreland City Council have transformed the entrance to an unused carpark space with 7 Foodcubes placed on a raised plinth to form a major entrance statement to a new community activation and pop-up event space.
The existing concrete surface makes installation off garden beds costly and with heritage bluestone, often the only solution is to build removeable structures on top. Water connections to garden beds also pose issues to run irrigation lines. Foodcube is the perfect planter for this situation, with its modular design, ability to be rapidly installed on any surface, minimal preparation and self-watering design.
Top hang architectural cladding panels were added to provide immediate aesthetic impact that fits in with the area and provides protection to the Foodcubes.
Each Foodcube is connected in a row to form a common water reservoir of over 700 litres that allows plants to self-water for weeks, thus saving Council maintenance time. Foodcube’s advanced wicking system takes the hard work out of garden watering and doesn’t require a water connection. Just fill from a street truck once a fortnight and Foodcube does the rest.
The Foodcubes will be planted with low maintenance shrubs to form a great looking screening to the new event space and will provide some much-needed greening of the Brunswick streetscape.
Moreland City Council showed great support of local manufacturing as the product is 100% made in Melbourne and the project aligns with Council’s sustainability of water conservation, circular economy procurement and waste reduction.
We can’t wait to see what events pop-up in the future.