The Skycatcher

Where shifts in the commercial landscape cause 'big box' retail developments to fail, the Skycatcher project demonstrates how…

…regenerative design strategies can repurpose an under-performing asset.

Northgate Island was originally developed to capitalise on traffic from a regional retail centre, however, the development battled vacancy since inception and needed to be re-imagined to resurrect this 18 000sqm property.

How did regenerative design transform this car-centric development into a social green hub?

• Repurposing the car park ramp as a multi-purpose meeting, recreation, and event space.
• Slicing through the vehicular ramp to open to the sunny and sheltered northern aspect.
• A large reflecting pool enhances the microclimate and mirrors the planting and the sky.
• The ramped arbour contains breakaway spaces for meetings and gallery for the event space.
• A bar and food stalls connect at the ground floor for lunches and functions.

The outcome is a successfully upgraded, high profile and vibrant office space with its own green urban park.

The Skycatcher brings the outside in and draws the inside out – creating spaces rich in sensory experience and balances built and natural elements to create a valuable and unique urban place.

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