May 28, 2012

Chadstone’s West Mall development has been named by the International Council of Shopping Centres as a Design & Development Honoree at the 2012 VIVA Awards. The award follows the development’s 2011 Gold Award for Sustainable Design for the Renovation or Expansion of an Existing Project at the ICSC Asia Awards. The Buchan Group and RTKL Los Angeles were architects in association for the development by Colonial First State Retail Trust and Gandel Group.


May 25, 2012

The sub|version installation at Vivid Sydney 2012

The Buchan Group’s 'sub|version' light installation is part of the Vivid Sydney festival that will be lighting up the Sydney cityscape from May 25 to June 11.

The piece is an innovative mapped water projection, and can be seen near the northern Overseas Passenger Terminal tower. The installation extends the virtual performance into the waters of the Quay itself and features elements usually found only on land, including high-contrast people and scenes submerged in symmetry with the spectators. A spotlight reveals forms, figures and patterns hidden in the depths.

The Buchan Group was responsible for the concept design, mapping and all content production, and worked in association with Haycom AV who were responsible for projection, media server and installation.

A preview clip of the installation can be see here: http://youtu.be/8TTfYOe28v0


May 23, 2012

Westfield London has won the ICSC’s top international award for Design & Development. The project was named as the 2012 ICSC Design & Development VIVA Winner at an award ceremony in Las Vegas on May 21. 

The VIVA Awards recognise Vision, Innovation, Value and Achievement and only Gold winners of ICSC regional awards are eligible to enter. Westfield London was the winner of the 2011 ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards for a New Development:  Extra Large. The £1.7 Billion development is one of Europe’s largest urban shopping centre, with 367 stores and a GLA
of 172 760m². 

The Buchan Group provided Executive Architectural Services for Westfield London 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. The development opened in October 2008.

If you are visiting London and would like to visit Westfield London or Westfield Stratford City, please contact Simon Scott at The Buchan Group on 44 (0) 207 440 7900, or at  tbglondon@buchangroup.co.uk


May 7, 2012

Colonial First State Retail Property Trust’s redevelopment of Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre has been named as the NSW Development of the Year 2012 by the Property Council of Australia. The project also received the ICSC Asia’s 2011 Silver Award for Sustainable Design for the Renovation or Expansion of an Existing Project. The Buchan Group was the architect for the redevelopment, which was completed in 2009.