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Macarthur Square Shopping Centre

An invited Lend Lease design competition between four ’emerging’ Sydney architectural firms for the design of a large scale expansion of the Macarthur Square Shopping Centre in Western Sydney. At the heart of the new expansion the proposal develops a dramatic food court with a backdrop of shopfronts bending around the space. Various garden like objects activate the food court, including oversized pots suspended from the ceiling, long barn-like tables, and translucent back-garden sheds. These elements are loosely assembled into a variety of strangely familiar combinations that playfully unite characteristics of both city and the surrounding natural landscapes.

 

 

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