Last week I gave you a wee glimpse of the stunning commercial roof top garden that we have designed, supplied and built overlooking O’Connell bridge. It was a lovely project to design but awkward to install because of its location, parking our trucks around there and then getting large post and heavy plants up on to the roof but we did it and the client is delighted with the finished result.
We were working for the Dublin Management company but the end client was an American hospitality tech company that were moving into Ballast House. They wanted an area for their employees to enjoy, looking over the city and along the quays that was somewhere to hold meetings, an area to work from and also an area for them to enjoy with co-workers.
The brief was exactly that, create a place people want to spend time in, it must include an office space and it must have barbecue and sofa areas as well as bar tables,. It must make the most of the views and be a taking point. Big ask we though but we were up to the challenge. We used some of our furniture range to create individual table seating and sofa areas on the roof. We used smaller plants to add pops of colour as the roof was being laid with artificial grass so we didn’t want too much green although it did create quite a vibrant feel. The grass company also clad the company name/logo in grass which made it all look very cool. When the Pod office went in that really did start to feel like a special place and the transformation really was starting to take shape.
Our pot range are made in Holland, they are made of fibreglass and can be made to order or use the standard sizes that they always have in stock, they come in a range of colours but white and anthracite are the most popular colours as they are very urban contemporary for office spaces, restaurants and hotels as well as for gardens.
Our furniture ranges are small but perfectly formed, we like to think. We like to find pieces that are different but very functional. There is too much very standard looking outdoor furniture that neither looks good or particularly wears well. We are always on the look out for new pieces but they have to really stand up to the test. The pieces we put into the roof garden had to be beautiful and hardwearing and these were.
We are delighted with how it looks and although it is spectacular it doesn’t take away from those views.