Permeable stone Creek bed
On behalf of Scentre Group StoneSet has been used on multiple Westfield Shopping Centres – Tea Tree Plaza in Modbury SA, Car park surrounds at Westfield Kotara NSW, a landscaping feature and now a unique water play feature at Coomera QLD.
This unique installation titled “the backyard” is essentially a park within a Shopping Centre – Public BBQ facilities, Children’s play area, hammocks and childrens play facilities.
StoneSet was used for a unique application to create an incongruous ‘dry transition’ between the water pumps and the pond area. This allowed water to flow ‘underground’ from one area to another.
Technically the application involves the stone and resin being permanently submersed in water, which was a consideration at the design phase.
Thankfully StoneSet resin is not degraded by water or chemicals (such as chlorine) found in these public fountains. The application is similar to many Pool Surrounds we have installed over the last decade.
Porous Form and Function
Similarly the porous stone meant any children splashing or making waves in the pond would be seamlessly returned to the water table. Just like waves washing up on sand at the beach.
Our Brisbane installer applied a mix of Tan Bundaberg, Apollo, Cudgee Yellow and Cream to form an authentic bush themed ‘creek bed’ surrounded by stones and filtering the water as
StoneSet is perfect for Shopping Centre areas, primarily for Safety, having a high traction “R11” slip rating. However the resin bound natural stone means no maintenance and significantly naturalises the urban environment. Other advantages for Shopping Centres
- Fully Porous, no puddles during rain.
- No algal growth in darker areas.
- Durability over time – As this is a stone finish, the UV does not degrade the surface colour or binding resin
- 10 year guarantee of no loose stone.
Coomera is the first Greenfield development by Westfield, the $470 million development delivers an unrivalled experience in retail, dining, lifestyle and entertainment to the fast-growing corridor on the Gold Coast in South East Queensland.