Chadstone Shopping Centre

The design for structure and glazing of a catenary steel gridshell for the Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne. 

The roof structure is glazed with quadrilateral panels of varying sizes. The highly efficient double curvature of the gridshell covers an area of approximately 7000 sqm and spans up to 32m.

Bespoke software has been developed in-house for this project to create a roof form that combines an efficient form, planar fabricable panels and an elegant boundary.  The Chadstone roof is the first freeform gridshell roof in Australia.

Architectural Design: CallisonRTKL, ArchitectThe Buchan Group Structure, Form Development: Atelier One with Dr Chris Williams (Bath University UK), Subcontractor: Seele, Client: CFS Retail Property Trust Group, Completed: 2016

 
video Block
Double-click here to add a video by URL or embed code. Learn more
 Photograph courtesy © ProBuild

Photograph courtesy © ProBuild

 
Chadstone_interiorView__opt.jpg
 
 Photograph © Carlos Alba

Photograph © Carlos Alba

 
 Photograph © Buchan Group

Photograph © Buchan Group

 
 Photograph courtesy © Seele

Photograph courtesy © Seele

 
 Photograph © Seele

Photograph © Seele