In 2017, Westfield Carousel underwent an AUD$350million redevelopment to create over 60 new retailers, a rooftop dining area, and a fashion precinct. Part of this redevelopment was to install a series of custom structures that would provide shade to the outdoor area but also enhance the design intent of the alfresco area. The client decided on architectural tree-like canopies with aluminium louvers that looked amazing and provided the required shade for shoppers.
The tapered central columns were designed to add finesse to the design, which could conceal all electrical reticulation for the luminaires. The shade structures were fully modelled and pre-assembled during fabrication to ensure the accuracy on the location of the cleats along the perimeter beams for the aluminium louver blades.
The tree-shaped shade structures are made from coated mild steel. The louver blades of these structures are made from aluminium with custom endcap/connection cleats. A specialised PVDF paint system was used in a metallic finish to compliment the architectural design intent.
Photo credit: Scentre Group
2018 LSAA Award of Excellence (Category 2): Westfield Carousel
Cannington, WA, Australia
Completion Date: 2018
Fabric: Shade stuctures: aluminium louvers