The Pacific Fair Porte Cochère is a spectacular feature structure which crowns the main entry point for the newly redeveloped Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia. The form of the structure was inspired by a “Whale’s Tail”, which is often viewed in the Pacific Ocean (which is only 1km away from the shopping centre).
The primary purpose of the structure was to create a dramatic architectural feature that would draw people into the shopping centre. Functionally, the structure provides weather protection for people entering the shopping centre from the main entry point.
The end result of this project was a breathtaking entry structure that exceeded the client’s expectations. It is a terrific addition to the $670 million redevelopment to Pacific Fair. The porte cochère is an iconic representation of what is possible when building with tensile fabric.
Photo Credit: RixRyan Photography
2017 STA Award for Excellence: Pacific Fair Porte Cochere
2016 IFAI Award for Outstanding Achievement: Pacific Fair Porte Cochere
Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Fabric: Chukoh FGT-600 PTFE