The expansion of the Chadstone Mall in Melbourne has focused on the so-called West Mall, and aims to cement its current stature by adding 100 new retailers, including a brand new luxury section that has managed to attract twelve luxury brands such as Valentino, Céline, Prada, Dior Homme and Chanel, in addition to an abundance of additional hospitality and leisure tenants.
But the most striking feature undeniably is the spectacular 7,000 sqm. roof, a collaboration design by architecture practices Callisonrtkl, The Buchan Group, and Atelier One, comprising of a catenary steel gridshell glazed with quadrilateral panels of varying size. By the time Chadstone mall’s expansion is completed around mid-2017, it’ll feature a whopping 212,000 sqm. of retail space, and also feature a new digital cinema complex, a 10-storey office tower, and additional parking space for 800 vehicles