November 24, 2011

Chadstone Shopping Centre’s West Mall received the Gold Award for Sustainable Design for the Renovation or Expansion of an Existing Project at the International Council of Shopping Centre’s Asia Awards announced in Shanghai on November 3, 2011. The Buchan Group and RTKL Los Angeles were architects in association for the development by Colonial First State Retail Trust and Gandel Group.

Colonial First State Retail Property Trust’s redevelopment of Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre received the Silver Award in the same category. The Buchan Group was the architect for the redevelopment, which was completed in 2009.


November 24, 2011

Westfield London has won the 2011 ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards for a New Development:  Extra Large.  The development by Westfield Shoppingtowns Ltd is Europe’s largest urban shopping centre, with 367 stores and a GLA of 172 760m².  The £1.7 billion Westfield London opened in October 2008.  The Buchan Group provided Executive Architectural Services for the development, supporting Westfield’s Concept Design team, acting as lead design consultant for the project and delivering its scope of services from Schematic Design through to Construction Support services and final contract completion.

Northern Mall Expansion

November 24, 2011

The Northern Malls expansion of QIC GRE’s Robina Town Centre has been awarded the 2011 Excellence in Design Award at the Property Council of Australia’s Queensland Retail Property Awards. Robina was also a finalist in the category for Retail Property of the Year. The Buchan Group developed a master plan for the expansion and upgrade of Robina in 2000 and has been responsible for every stage of the centre since.


November 24, 2011

An audio/video installation designed by The Buchan Group for Rio Tinto CBD Mine has won the 2011 PRO AV Spotlight Judges’ Award. The Spotlight Awards recognize the best professional audio/video installations designed for corporate, education, entertainment, government, and other markets. Entries were judged by a panel of PRO AV, ARCHITECT and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING editors, contributors, and AV systems integrators and consultants. Winners were required to demonstrate effective collaboration among integrators, designers, architects, and end-users, as well as technical innovation and design excellence.

The Rio Tinto CBD Mine installation was designed by Associate Director Gary Edmonds