Walkspace have busy working with lead contractor Envirotech to detail design, supply and deliver bespoke precast concrete Cube Seats to Captain Springs Reserve in Onehunga.
The site of a former train station, located at the busy corners of Church Street and Captain Springs Road, the pocket park designed by LA4 Landscape Architects, will now offer the neighbouring commercial and retail businesses a space to relax and eat lunch, a greenway through route and with effective native planting, encouraging native habitats for fauna.
The hollow precast cubes offer temporary seating set out in a communal manner as well as offering a sculptural element to the space. The use of bright and vibrant colours painted to the internal faces of each unit adds vibrancy and further enhances the environment.
The units are currently under production and will be installed late this month. A concrete paint primer has now been applied to the interior sections and in the next few days, final top colour coats will be applied prior to dispatching.
Weighing in at a hefty 185kg per unit these perches aren’t going anywhere in a hurry and with a high Mpa rating there built to last.
As with all Graffiti and Sealant applications to precast concrete, the concrete needs to breathe and “sweat off” over the next 25 days in this case, prior to sealing and protecting. This process will be undertaken onsite and will further enhance the concrete finish in much the same way as oil does to wood.
Standby for further images from site once they are installed.
As always, if you would like to learn more or if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to assist