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Chadstone Shopping Centre development has won an International Council of Shopping Centers VIVA (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) award for design and development excellence.
The shopping centre picked up the award for Stage 40 of its development, which was designed by architecture firms Buchan and CallisonRTKL.
The pair have collaborated on the design for Chadstone Shopping Centre across several decades and many stages of development, and joined forces again for the latest stage that encompasses the centre’s lifestyle and entertainment offerings.
Buchan Melbourne managing principal Andrew Mackenzie says the project team strove to meet client Vicinity Centres’ vision of creating a world-class destination that provided an authentic, welcoming and premium shopping experience.
“Chadstone is already a top player on the global scene so we wanted to further enhance its reputation by creating a whole range of precincts and ‘places’ within the centre,” Mackenzie says.
“We’ve got Food Central at lower ground, which is an active, lively, buzzing fast food environment. The Dining Terrace mezzanine, which is more of a premium dining precinct with offerings from celebrity chefs and on-trend restaurants. And, our entertainment precinct which features a Legoland Discovery Centre and the flagship Hoyts Cinema complex.
“All these areas cluster around the spectacular gridshell roof, which is an amazing free-form space – a truly remarkable piece of architecture and engineering.”
The shopping centre has a 5-star Green Star rating thanks to the centre’s air conditioning efficiencies, smart bus technology, rainwater collection and recycling among many environmentally-friendly features.
The award was presented at the ICSC RECon event at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada this week.