The well-known Chadstone Shopping Centre recently underwent a $1 million makeover and extension to create a more extroverted design. Project director for architects Buchan Group, Andrew Mackenzie, says, “We wanted to create a point of difference. Terracade XP was chosen because of the variation in texture and colour that allowed us to create the look of a series of individual buildings. It’s also a lighter product, which gave us the flexibility to create a series of varying facade treatments.”
Construction was carried out over an existing car park – creating load limitations that precluded conventional walling systems. Terracade’s lightweight facade system answered this challenge and created an attractive effect on the building facade.