In 2012, working for builders Multiplex and client CEL Development Pty. Ltd., we achieved a world-first by ‘blowing’ soil media to a record height to podium gardens on Levels 31, 30, 27 and 4. What was initially a risky concept, was strategically developed for success with key subcontractors We Blow and builders Multiplex to ensure all OH&S regulations were adhered to. This methodology expedited the construction program significantly, allowing associated trades to continue without the hindrance of a large quantum of material being handled on the structure.

Throughout these multi-leveled podiums, we constructed feature hand-mixed and finished in-situ concrete planters with super-advanced 400l and 6m tall Silver Birches overlooking Melbourne’s city skyline. We manually handled all materials via bulka bags through a single goods lift, often completing the works out-of-hours, following the removal of the project’s tower crane prior to our commencement on site.