Refurbishment of a 10000sqm area of the shopping centre was achieved through bespoke design and tailoring to better accommodate the neighbourhood and local community.
Dharug Country | Emu Plains, NSW
The space was designed in reflection the Western Sydney climate and its community
CIPAM engaged i2C to update the common areas inside the centre including increased lighting levels to provide a better offering for tenants. The services provided by i2C included interior design, architectural façade, concept through to tendering, tender analysis, contractor appointment and construction administration and services throughout the build.
To bring more light into the main seating area space, the team designed a large skylight structure to work within the existing ceiling. Working around the existing ceiling structure and beams proved to be challenging but the team designed a set of three skylights, all with different angles and shapes to let natural light into the space throughout the day.
It was important that the large tree growing in the middle of the courtyard, was not compromised by the design or by people using the space. Working closely with an arborist allowed us to ensure the health of tree as well the safety of the area. Decking was built around the tree to give the tree space to thrive within the new courtyard design.
Spaces were created for all ages groups to use, from the kid’s cubby house in the outdoor courtyard to the communal dining seating inside for the seniors to meet and chat. The interior design team analysed the centre demographics, the space and how it was used to inform the design and enable them to create new spaces and experiences for the local community using the centre as a place to meet, play and enjoy.