Buchan Extends Village Lifestyle at Zuccoli

Currently under construction, Zuccoli Plaza will provide a local retail centre integrated with the adjoining park to enhance the village lifestyle for local residents vibrant community located in the heart of the new Northern Territory masterplanned suburb of Zuccoli.

The Buchan Group was appointed by The RR Morriss Group in 2014 to provide architectural, interior, graphics branding and signage design services to the project. Upon completion, the plaza will encompass a total of 3,400sqm of retail space with additional covered areas incorporating seating for residents and community groups to meet.

Zuccoli Plaza is designed as a covered gathering space where a range of community-based activities can be accommodated, further enhancing the village lifestyle of Zuccoli. The plaza’s adjoining park is further extended into the site by arbour structures which provide shade and cover to the pedestrian walkways. The terraced park interface will act as a seamless transition between the park and plaza and will provide relaxed and comfortable seating for social interaction between local residents. A range of active retail spaces and cafes are proposed to surround the plaza and will activate the space and contribute to the visual and cultural vibrancy of the new community.

Buchan Group Senior Associate Anthony Tai said the integration of the surrounding parkland complemented the Zuccoli masterplan concept of providing “a natural edge to village life”.

“The defining architectural idea of Zuccoli Plaza is the creation of a village plaza which connects, integrates, and extends an adjoining park into the site,” he said. “

Construction of Zuccoli Plaza is anticipated to be completed in late 2016 / early 2017.