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A Unique Take Using Stainless Steel To Enhance Mall’s Interior

07 Sep 2016

John Wardle Architects responsible for the external facade of the retail centre, for which they were inspired by the idea of stitching – not only in a fashion sense, but also metaphorically in terms of the building stitching this precinct together. The awning is a fine stainless steel thread that weaves through the awning, through an eyelet, back up the facade and back down. The pattern on the facade’s glass is a rush called Lomandra multiflora, which is an indigenous grass in the Sydney area used by the local Aboriginal people for weaving baskets. According to Wardle, “There’s an interesting link with this history and the contemporary nature of shopping, collecting and packaging.”

For the complete article, please read from http://architectureau.com/articles/westfield-sydney/

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