Five Mile Radius first prototyped our Waste Terrazzo surface in 2019 for a public sculpture festival funded by the Brisbane City Council. Responding to the festival's theme ‘Remnant Landscapes’ our concrete tables, made entirely from local construction waste, aimed to spark a dialogue about often unseen remnants of our city’s creation. In particular, our installation focused on the everyday dumping of virgin concrete, deconstructed ceramics, discarded building plastics and other waste.
Inspired to create further change, our product—Waste Terrazzo—is the result of this self-initiated research and development phase following the festival's completion. Our aim was to develop a beautiful and durable surface, fit for the consumer market. In doing so, not only do we continue to divert more waste from landfill, we also helped to fund our further research work into the future of Australia’s built environment.