Winner: Chadstone Shopping Centre 2018 ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Centre Award

Chadstone Shopping Centre’s Stage 40 has won the 2018 ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Centre Awards.

The 40th extension stage is the most costly to date with a $660 million development, to deliver a brand new North Retail Precinct to create a new draw for shoppers and tenants. The new wide spacious mall design has 100 new retailers, a Tesla Motors dealership, a food court, carparks, a state-of-the-art digital cinema complex and a new dining terrace.

The crowning jewel is the 7,000 square metre glass gridshell roof, designed using 3D modelling which gives the centre a light and airy feel. Each of the 2,700 quadrilateral, square and rectangular glass panels that make up the roof were individually installed. Each panel took 15 minutes to be guided in place by hand. The project received a 5 Star Green Star design rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.

Buchan worked in association with CallisonRTKL. The Awards were announced on 25 October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.