Protecting Visitors in Shopping Centers

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 former Harbour Town Shopping Centre in Melbourne, Australia. It was renamed to “The District Docklands“. The canopy protects visitors from the elements and increases their satisfaction during their visit.

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.

Translucent ETFE Roof

The ETFE roof is translucent and you can look through. At night, the illuminated Melbourne Star Observation Wheel can be seen through the Texlon® ETFE foil cushion system. The system is lightweight and the supporting steel structure has been reduced compared to a glass installation.

Impressive how fast the existing installation has been completed in 2016, have a look at the Canopy Build Time Lapse by Conversion partners.

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Information

Date 2017
Location Melbourne, Australia
Sector Retail
Size 6,400 m²
Structure Steel
Type Canopy
Architects Buchan Group, Melbourrne

Expert Contact

Matthew Penrose
Executive Vice President Asia Pacific
The translucent Texlon® ETFE roof by Vector Foiltec creates a safe and comfortable environment at the The District Docklands in Melbourne.
The translucent Texlon® ETFE roof by Vector Foiltec creates a safe and comfortable environment at the The District Docklands in Melbourne.
The translucent Texlon® ETFE roof by Vector Foiltec creates a safe and comfortable environment at the The District Docklands in Melbourne.
The translucent Texlon® ETFE roof by Vector Foiltec creates a safe and comfortable environment at the The District Docklands in Melbourne.
At night, the illuminated Melbourne Star Observation Wheel can be seen through the Texlon® ETFE foil cushion system.
At night, the illuminated Melbourne Star Observation Wheel can be seen through the Texlon® ETFE foil cushion system.

Images Copyright: Vector Foiltec

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