Chadstone Shopping Centre
During Michael’s time with CallisonRTKL, he was involved in the expansion of Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
The project is a seamless celebration of engineering and architecture. The project’s centrepiece is a dramatic gridshell glass roof, which soars above what has become the largest and most popular enclosed shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere. The expansion accommodates 100 new retailers and a collection of leisure and food operators.
The 31-meter high, 7,000-square meter roof was a multi-disciplinary collaboration of designers, architects and engineers working with research departments from the University of Stuttgart and the University of Bath.
The design team relied on 3D parametric modelling, refining the massing through a combination of video animation and computer rendering. The roof is the first of its kind on the continent.
“This world-class architecture reflects the essence of leading flagship retail and iconic locations from around the globe, and perfectly showcases the premium customer experience on offer at Chadstone,” said Angus McNaughton, CEO and Managing Director of Vicinity Centres.