Harbour Town Shopping Center ETFE Canopy

  • Date
  • 2017
  • Location
  • 440 Docklands Dr, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia
  • Size
  • 6,400 m²
  • Sector
  • Retail
  • Structure
  • Steel
  • Application
  • Canopy
  • Architect
  • Buchan Group, Melbourrne


Gentle curves let visitors feel as though they are walking outdoors while shopping. The translucent Texlon® ETFE canopy creates a safe and comfortable environment at the Harbour Town Shopping Centre in Melbourne, Australia. The canopy protects visitors from the elements.

Split into two phases, the first 5,500 m² Texlon® ETFE system has been extended to cover the mall’s entrances to Wharf St and Star Cres. The extension of over 900 m² creates a dynamic new entry from the south for the shoppers.

At night, the illuminated Melbourne Star Observation Wheel can be seen through the Texlon® ETFE foil cushion system. It is lightweight and the supporting steel structure can be reduced (compared to a glass installation).


Impressive how fast the installation has been completed in 2016. Catch a glimpse at the ETFE Canopy Build Time Lapse by Conversion partners: